The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has released a draft issues paper for a planned evaluation of the Fund’s role in determining aid resources in sub-Saharan Africa. The evaluation, which should be of keen interest to civil society organisations, will look at the Fund’s: country dialogue, assessment of countries’ ability to absorb aid increases, use of alternative macroeconomic scenarios and advice on managing aid volatility. The desk review will look at the 29 African countries with Poverty Reduction and Growth Facilities programmes, while field visits will be undertaken in six countries. Comments on the draft issues paper may be sent to the IEO.
The IMF’s role in the determination of the external resource envelope in SSA countries, Joanne Salop
The IMF and the World Bank are increasingly engaged with the challenge of addressing how tax avoidance and evasion affect developing countries, but need to address the role played by multinational enterprises and tax havens in exacerbating inequality and undermining countries’ domestic revenues.
The Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality. The briefing questions the sustainability of the Fund's new approach to gender equality and reveals that the Fund's analysis so far is limited and inconsistent with the full achievement of women's economic empowerment.
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