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Finance

Analysis

Development finance institutions and responsible corporate tax behaviour

Report finds Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) are not doing enough to eliminate the risk of public money being complicit in tax avoidance schemes.

10 November 2016 | Report
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Gender

Analysis

Gender-Just Macroeconomics

BWP publishes new booklet on gender-just macroeconomics, a guide to engaging the IMF and World Bank.

20 October 2016 | Briefing
October 8, 2016 - WASHINGTON DC., 2016 IMF / World Bank Annual Meetings. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim; IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde; Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings 2016: communiqués coverage

Analysis of the official communiqués from the 2016 World Bank-IMF annual meetings, Washington DC.

9 October 2016 | Event
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IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2016

Bretton Woods Project coverage of the 2016 annual meetings in Washington DC with analysis of the communiqués and notes from key civil society and official meetings.

27 September 2016
No tax havens! Credit: GUE/NGL Action in Plenary chamber

Finance

News

IFC's (ir-)responsible tax investment policy

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.

23 September 2016
Safeguards protest. Credit: International Accountability Project

Rights

News

World Bank approves new “diluted” safeguards

World Bank approved new safeguards after a four year process. Civil society warned of loopholes in new Bank safeguards, its reliance upon “borrower systems”, the lack of references to LGBTQ people and to recognised core ILO labour standards.

23 September 2016
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IFI governance

Analysis

One man, one vote, one option: World Bank set to coronate Kim for second term

The World Bank is set to reappoint president Jim Yong Kim for another five year term, despite persistent concerns from Bank staff and renewed calls for a merit-based process based on principles of transparency and diversity.

23 September 2016
Casas Maasai en la región de Morogoro, Tanzania. Foto: IWGIA

Rights

Analysis

World Bank turns its back on pastoralist communities in Africa

The World Bank has granted a waiver of its indigenous peoples policy for a project in Tanzania, raising concerns about impact on indigenous communities and lack of consultation.

23 September 2016 | Guest analysis
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Other news

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with DFID: Annual meetings and IDA

Notes of a UK CSO meeting with DFID on the annual meetings and the IDA process 23 September 2016.

10 November 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

From accountability to action – the role of management

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings on the role of management in ensuring development banks responds appropriately to community complaints.

7 October 2016 | Minutes
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IFI governance

Background

The new World Bank environmental and social framework: Opportunities and challenges for implementation

Notes from a side event on implementation of the new World Bank environmental and social framework, which took place during the World Bank-IMF 2016 annual meetings.

7 October 2016 | Minutes
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IFI governance

Background

Evaluating citizen engagement in World Bank operations

Notes from a side event on citizen engagement in World Bank operations, which took place during the World Bank-IMF 2016 annual meetings.

6 October 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Recurring debt crises in sub-Saharan Africa and the rise of bond issuance

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.

7 October 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

The role of IFIs in assessing the impact of tax incentives and tax competition on inequality

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.

6 October 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Stopping vulture funds through national anti-vulture laws

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.

6 October 2016 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

Managing global financial risks in uncertain times

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings discussing how financial globalisation can allow crises to spread far more quickly and widely than ever before.

6 October 2016 | Minutes
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