IMF's position on capital controls must be revised to recognise that they are an essential and permanent macroeconomic tool necessary to increase countries' policy autonomy and enable them to act counter-cyclically and to prevent future debt crises.
Climate-for-debt swaps mechanism proposed by IMF fails to materialise, while rich countries' climate finance commitments remain unmet.
Concerns over excessive austerity waved away, despite IEO admission that protection of low-income and vulnerable groups had fallen short.
Civil society and economists unite in calls for IMF to abolish unethical and harmful surcharges on member countries that undermine financial stability and Covid-19 recovery.
G20 Common Framework left as the only multilateral mechanism for debt suspension, while private sector still refuses to engage.
UN official and civil society criticise World Bank and other MDBs for lack of ambition at COP26.
This Inside the Institutions looks at the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights, including their history and usage, with a focus on the latest allocation, which accounts for 69 per cent of the SDRs ever disbursed.
New briefing by ActionAid USA and the Bretton Woods Project highlights research showing that IMF policy advice has undermined a just energy transition since the Paris Agreement was signed.
Letter from World Bank Disabled Support Group to UN Human Rights Council and UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Rights
Civil society day of action rejects corporate agenda and greenwashing in World Bank and IMF Covid-19 recovery.
Fund warns cryptocurrencies are a threat to global financial stability as El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender.
Controversial loan from IMF could force country into severe spending cuts.
Private sector first approach intact in IDA20 replenishment despite CSO recommendations.
IMF advice makes it challenging for countries to achieve education finance goals agreed at UN declaration.
BWP is looking for a Project Officer to support the Bretton Woods Project team in monitoring the work of the World Bank and IMF, supporting critical civil society communities, and advocating for transformational change.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 September on the implications and shortcomings of how Development Policy Financing nudges countries towards policy reforms.