Civil society was out in full force during annual meetings challenging the IMF’s claims that it is reducing economic and gender inequality.
The World Bank and IMF are intensifying their work on tax under the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, yet civil society is cautious about embracing tax policy advice coming from the Bretton Woods Institutions.
IEG report on the World Bank’s domestic resource mobilisation work finds ad hoc approach focused on creating an enabling business environment while doing little to address equity issues.
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.
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.
The International Finance Corporation praises the pulp and paper company Stora Enso as an industry leader in environmental and social standards, but questions about Stora Enso’s Dutch tax arrangement remain unresolved.
Report finds Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) are not doing enough to eliminate the risk of public money being complicit in tax avoidance schemes.
Civil society organisations have demanded that the IFC develop a responsible tax policy that ensures that IFC investments are consistent with its development mandate and do not support companies utilising aggressive or abusive tax practices.
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.