The sixth annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoWB) will be held 21 – 23 October in Helsinki, Finland. The conference is titled Beyond the 2005 year of development: What now? and looks to include sessions on climate change, health, trade, inequality and IFI accountability, as well as question and answer sessions with heads of the Bank and Fund. The conference is open to civil society participation. The PNoWB is a non-profit association, based in the World Bank’s offices in Paris, which gathers together over 140 parliamentarains from 60 countries.
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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