IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021

Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 5 April from the 2021 virtual World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings.

12 April 2021

Land

Analysis

India’s new farm laws mirror international financial institutions’ vision of agriculture

Thousands of Indian farmers protest damaging World Bank and IMF-supported reforms to agriculture laws.

23 March 2021 | Guest comment

Land

Analysis

The World Bank’s investments in the Great Green Wall: A desert mirage?

World Bank commits to invest additional $5 billion in the Great Green Wall over the next five years, despite shortcomings in its existing investments in the initiative highlighted by IEG.

23 March 2021

Rights

Analysis

Latin American Indigenous Peoples call on World Bank to safeguard their rights

Latin American Indigenous Peoples call on the World Bank to safeguard their rights and ensure its programmes are based on their own proposals.

23 March 2021 | Guest analysis

Social services

News

World Bank-backed water bill sparks anti-privatisation movement in Nigeria

Bill withdrawn after allegations of misconduct, as Nigerian civil society mobilises against water privatisation.

23 March 2021

Infrastructure

News

World Bank technical assistance and policy lending lead to Jamaica gas lock-in

Bank support facilitated $1 billion in private investment in LNG on the island, despite the green credentials of natural gas being widely debunked.

23 March 2021

Finance

News

IMF debt sustainability review lacking in ambition and transparency

New methodology fails to meet long-standing civil society calls to put needs of people before debt service.

23 March 2021

Finance

News

Evaluation finds IMF advice on capital controls lacking empirical support

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office suggests that Fund guidelines are too restrictive and recommends a refresh in light of recent experience and research.

23 March 2021

Other news

Social services

Background

Education financing to reach the most marginalised: Challenges and solutions during COVID-19 response and recovery

Civil society policy forum session on 31 March

31 March 2021 | Minutes

Private Sector

Background

Private Sector Accountability in times of Crisis

Summary: IFIs have been promoting the role of the private sector in job creation and…

31 March 2021 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Development Policy Finance: Critical concerns surrounding accountability and outcomes for people and the climate

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 26 March

31 March 2021 | Minutes

Private Sector

Background

An economic future for whom? The Cascade/MFD and recovery

Notes from Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Event on the Cascade approach and the World Bank's Covid-19 recovery programming.

31 March 2021 | Minutes

Social services

Background

The role of the World Bank in ensuring universal and equitable COVID-19 vaccines for all

Summary of Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum People's Vaccine March 26 event.

31 March 2021 | Minutes

Gender

Background

Creating a Caring Economy: The role of IFIs and the CEDAW framework in transformative change

Notes from the Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum session on 23 March.

23 March 2021 | Minutes

Finance

News

New Bolivian government returns “irregular and onerous” IMF loan

Government states that $346 million loan jeopardised “the country’s sovereignty and economic interests.”

23 March 2021

Rights

News

Myanmar civil society calls for solidarity from international financial institutions

Civil society letter condemns World Bank statements as ‘weak’.

23 March 2021