Mr Montek Ahluwalia, a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, has been appointed Director of the IMF‘s new Independent Evaluation Office (EVO). He will take up his post in August. He will be responsible for establishing the rules and mechanisms by which the EVO will function. NGOs have urged him to consult widely outside the IMF, particularly with civil society groups in countries implementing IMF programmes. NGOs have called for mechanisms to involve stakeholders in setting the Office’s agenda, identifying consultants, and commenting on draft and completed reviews.
BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.
The IFC’s push for the PPP model, as well as its preference for healthcare ‘provision’ and the results-based payment approach, collectively undermine the human right to universal healthcare and the achievement of the SDGs.
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