CEE Bankwatch, a network of environmental NGOs in central and eastern Europe and the Community of Independent States, is launching a grassroots campaign network in time for the Annual Meetings. The initiative comes from the realization that despite high levels of interest in the work of the IFI-watching community, not enough is being done to translate awareness into action. After registering at the Bankwatch website, you will receive Action Alert emails giving information about Bankwatch campaigns and instructions on how to help out.
After 4 years of on-off negotiation and public opposition, the government of Egypt has signed a loan deal with the IMF whose impacts civil society fears will encroach upon human rights, social protection and social provision, like health and education, upon which the poorest depend.
Investments by the World Bank-hosted Global Financing Facility (GFF) do not reflect the family planning priorities identified by developing countries and local communities. The GFF also continues to suffer from a lack of transparency and meaningful civil society participation, raising doubts about the new mechanism’s effectiveness.
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