The lower house of the Brazilian parliament is considering a bill which would require the appointment of posts in international organisations such as the Bank and Fund to receive confirmation by the senate. The NGO Rede Brasil has called for civil society to back the bill, saying that it is because the IFIs “remain immune from scrutiny by parliaments and society that such organisations become capable of unduly and harmfully interfering in internal policies of borrower countries.”
Originally created to help the poor escape poverty and deprivation, the World Bank became the most important advocate for the commercialised microcredit model. Yet, critics argued it undermined the chances of sustainable and equitable development to create a poverty trap of historic proportions.
While the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 on education has some redeeming features, it is part of the Bank's longstanding very narrow view of education, and is silent on education financing.
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