BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.
The World Bank closed a Uganda road project after serious problems were revealed, however, civil society remain concerned that the Bank’s response will not lead to meaningful change.
As the IFC increases investments in for-profit, commercial education, CSO RESULTS finds this marginalises the poor and calls on the IFC to enhance free public education instead.
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 IFC’s push for the PPP model, as well as its preference for healthcare ‘provision’ and the results-based payment approach, collectively undermine the human right to universal healthcare and the achievement of the SDGs.
A CSO report has found that the World Bank’s development policy lending is supporting incentives for fossil fuels in Egypt, Indonesia, Mozambique and Peru.
CSOs have refused to participate in a World Bank PPP consultation until transparency and accountability concerns are addressed.
An IMF staff blog has acknowledged weaknesses in IMF’s approach to debt sustainability, meanwhile civil society continues to demand human rights-based approach considering who bears burden of debt repayment.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank 2017 spring meetings on MDB actions on climate change and forests.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank 2017 spring meetings on energy access.
Notes from IEG-sponsored citizen's engagement civil society policy forum session - 19 April
Community representatives involved in a World Bank Inspection Panel complaint have been targeted with a court injunction by a Bank-funded company.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank 2017 spring meetings launching the third report in the Inspection Panel's new series on "emerging lessons", on environmental assessment.
Notes from a side event on citizen engagement in World Bank operations, which took place during the World Bank-IMF 2016 annual meetings.
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.