Analysis of the official communiqués from the 2017 World Bank-IMF spring meetings, Washington DC.
BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.
Bretton Woods Project coverage of the 2017 spring meetings in Washington DC with analysis of the communiqués and notes from key civil society and official meetings.
The government of Zambia has approached the IMF for financial assistance, however, Zambian civil society is concerned that the required reforms will worsen gender and income inequality.
The UN expert on foreign debt has published a report critical of IMF and World Bank policies related to labour rights, claiming that the evidence does not support their pproach.
CSOs have refused to participate in a World Bank PPP consultation until transparency and accountability concerns are addressed.
IMF freezes second payment of $2.8 billion loan to Tunisia, demanding accelerated reform programme despite concerns this will push Tunisia “to the brink”.
This Inside the Institutions looks at the funds available to the IMF and the World Bank, including the origins of IBRD and IFC resources and an overview of the most recent changes in the IMF and IDA’s funding streams and mechanisms.
Notes of a 2017 IMF and World Bank spring meetings session on the BWIs and inequality, 21 April
Notes from 2017 World Bank and IMF spring meetings session of IEO and its future work programme,
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum Session at the 2017 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings on IMF and World Bank programmes in the MENA Region.
Notes from a 2017 Spring Meetings event of BWP on Making Tax Work for Women's Rights, 19 April
Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings session on Domestic and International Taxation, 19 April.
IMF reaches new loan agreement with Mongolia, amidst civil society concerns about impacts on Mongolian people.
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.