Notes from the 19 April Civil Society Policy Forum session on the response to the 2008 financial crisis at the World Bank and IMF's Spring Meetings.
Notes from the 19 April Civil Society Policy Forum session on the World Bank's promotion of public-private partnerships at the World Bank and IMF's Spring Meetings.
IMF agrees to conditional participation in new Greek loan package and demands that the government maintains the suspension of collective bargaining despite rising inequality and decrease in wages.
Scandal raises new questions about World Bank loans for Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP), after civil society previously raised concerns over human rights violations and the negative environmental impact of the project.
March IMF policy paper advocates liberalisation and lowering of labour market protections although makes case for stimulus when there is 'available fiscal space'. World Bank displays inconsistent labour policy implementation. IMF U-turn on advice regarding Germany’s introduction of minimum wage.
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.
The World Bank has announced funding for the controversial Southern Gas Corridor, while exiting two other high profile but problematic megaprojects, Inga 3 in Democratic Republic of Congo and Simandou in Guinea.
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.
Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson on 19 March 2018.
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Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson on 22 September 2017.
Notes of a UK CSO meeting with DFID on the annual meetings and the IDA process 23 September 2016.
IMF’s managing director lost a July appeal to avoid trial in France over negligence while French finance minister.
Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson 21 July 2016.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 Spring meetings discussion the socio-economic impacts of the Syrian crisis, the outgoing flow of migration and the World Bank’s model on how to tackle these issues following its new report.
As the IMF initiates negotiations with Tunisia, concerns have been expressed that renewed reforms will not be inclusive or target deep-seated economic and social issues.