CSOs urge investors to divest from private school provider Bridge International Academies; IFC remains investor, despite WDR’s concerns with private education.
Civil society was out in full force during annual meetings challenging the IMF’s claims that it is reducing economic and gender inequality.
Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submits letter to the IMF expressing concerns about impacts of Fund's policies on social protection.
152 CSOs call demand World Bank halt its aggressive support of PPPs, publicaly recognise their significant risks.
While the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 on education has some redeeming features, it is part of the Bank's longstanding very narrow view of education, and is silent on education financing.
Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings session on World Bank’s approach to education financing, 10 October.
Report by global union found privatisation and corporate capture are obstacles to progress on 2030 agenda. Independent research of education PPP trial in Liberia finds unsustainable costs.
A critique of the World Bank's education Development Report's narrow focus. To get education right, the World Bank must go back to basics and focus on funding established national policy, rather than developing it.
Notes of the Spring Meetings 2017 session on the WDR18 of 18 April.
World Bank’s 2017 World Development Report on governance introduced the importance of politics, but its impact has been questioned.