In March, NGOs Gender Action and the Center for International Environmental Law published A step-by-step guide to holding IFIs accountable. The guide explains how and when to take a complaint to IFIs’ accountability mechanisms, discusses whether complaints are useful and how they are dealt with. In an analysis of the IFC’s April Handbook for Addressing Project Induced In-Migration, Gender Action found that “Gender concerns are almost entirely absent within the report.” A May Bank proposal for a paper on gender to feed into the environment strategy review looks like a belated add-on as the first phase of the consultation concludes.
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Last year BRICS' leaders agreed to launch a BRICS development bank. Whether this is considered positive depends in part what questions are being asked. Sameer Dossani of ActionAid International highlights the flaws in the World Bank and IMF, analyses whether a BRICS Bank could be different from these institutions and proposes what it should do and what it should look like.
The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid hosted project (UK registered charity no. 274467).