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Rights

Analysis

The truth behind IMF’s claims to promote social protection in low-income countries

Newly published self-congratulatory IMF policy paper on impacts of loan programmes on social protection is self-referential and ignores available evidence.

16 June 2017 | Guest analysis
World Bank Group Executive Directors Roundtable with Civil Society at the spring meetings 18 April. Credit: Petra Kjell

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring meetings 2017: communiqués coverage

Analysis of the official communiqués from the 2017 World Bank-IMF spring meetings, Washington DC.

23 April 2017
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Gender

Analysis

The IMF and gender equality

BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.

12 April 2017 | Briefing
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IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2017

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.

10 April 2017
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Conditionality

Commentary

The IMF returns to Zambia: How will gender and income inequality be addressed?

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.

6 April 2017 | Comment
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Rights

News

IMF and World Bank labour policies criticised by UN expert

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.

6 April 2017
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Finance

News

CSOs refuse to participate in World Bank PPP consultation

CSOs have refused to participate in a World Bank PPP consultation until transparency and accountability concerns are addressed.

6 April 2017
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Conditionality

News

IMF lending freeze “pushing Tunisia to the brink”

IMF freezes second payment of $2.8 billion loan to Tunisia, demanding accelerated reform programme despite concerns this will push Tunisia “to the brink”.

6 April 2017
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Environment

Background

Environment Project Manager vacancy

Join us as Environment Project Manager for the Bretton Woods Project and manage the Project’s work on the environmental impacts of World Bank policies and projects

12 May 2017 | About us
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Finance

Background

Making Tax Work for Women's Rights

Notes from a 2017 Spring Meetings event of BWP on Making Tax Work for Women's Rights, 19 April

19 April 2017 | Minutes

Rights

Background

Are governments and the Bretton Woods Institutions fighting inequality?

Notes of a 2017 IMF and World Bank spring meetings session on the BWIs and inequality, 21 April

21 April 2017 | Minutes

Accountability

Background

Independent evaluation at the IMF: Role, recent work and future agenda

Notes from 2017 World Bank and IMF spring meetings session of IEO and its future work programme,

21 April 2017 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

The IMF and World Bank policies and the Arab world’s transition economies

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.

20 April 2017 | Minutes

Finance

Background

The role of the IMF in domestic and international taxation

Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings session on Domestic and International Taxation, 19 April.

19 April 2017 | Minutes

Conditionality

News

New IMF Mongolia deal: extracting sovereignty

IMF reaches new loan agreement with Mongolia, amidst civil society concerns about impacts on Mongolian people.

7 April 2017

IFI governance

Background

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2016

The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2016.

2 February 2017 | Resource
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