The Bretton Woods Project's review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2016.
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.
French court finds IMF managing director Lagarde guilty of “negligence in dealing with public funds” when she was finance minister in 2008, however no fine or sentence was imposed.
UN High Level Panel on women’s economic empowerment publishes flagship report, civil society expressed concerns macroeconomic perspectives are lacking, despite Bank and Fund being on the panel.
IMF claims it is does not advocate austerity as Greek finance minister accuses IMF of economising with the truth and pushing harmful and counterproductive reforms.
Every year the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and Bank staff.
Report finds Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) are not doing enough to eliminate the risk of public money being complicit in tax avoidance schemes.
BWP publishes new booklet on gender-just macroeconomics, a guide to engaging the IMF and World Bank.
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2016.
Ghana elected a new president who has pledged to review the country's IMF programme, which was criticised by civil society for its harsh impacts on the poorest.
Mozambique defaults on its debt after IMF freezes loan. IMF reopens discussions on new loan programme but civil society concerned lessons are not learnt.
New IMF loan programme to Jordan agreed with gendered conditions, while civil society express concerns about human rights and impacts on the lives of women.
Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality.
Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings launching a new report on bonds issuance in Nigeria, Zambia and Ghana, followed by a panel discussion on government bonds as a debt issue.
Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings exploring the link between tax incentives, reduced revenue mobilization and inequality, as well as addressing tax capacity building efforts.
Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings exploring the issue of vulture funds from various angles, as well as possible solutions.