Conditionality

Analysis

IMF Ecuador agreement undermines workers’ rights

IMF programme raises questions over unconstitutional attack on workers' rights.

3 October 2019

Finance

Analysis

Shut out of IDA19, civil society organisations disappointed with proposals

CSOs raise concerns about IDA19 proposed policy commitments and lack of formal consultation.

3 October 2019

Environment

News

Links between Amazon deforestation and World Bank exposed

IFC equity investment linked to development of key Brazilian transport corridor, leading to accelerated deforestation in the area.

3 October 2019

Rights

News

Tunisia Commission seeks reparations for human rights violations from IMF and World Bank

Bretton Woods Institutions found to share responsibility for social unrest leading to serious human rights violations.

3 October 2019

IFI governance

News

Board decision could signal “vote of no confidence” in Inspection Panel

CSO fear World Bank board will compromise, undermining Inspection Panel powers.

3 October 2019

Finance

News

Why did the IMF fail to take pre-emptive measures in Argentina?

Effectiveness of IMF’s approach questioned, as Argentina undergoes technical default.

3 October 2019

Conditionality

Analysis

Structural adjustment is dead, long live structural adjustment

As Fund publishes its first comprehensive review of conditionality since the financial crisis, questions arise about the Fund's capacity to create economic stability and the rise of structural conditions.

30 July 2019

Environment

Analysis

Confronted with climate emergency, IMF belatedly attempts to "get real"

Fund turns its attention to carbon pricing to support Paris Agreement alignment, as climate vulnerable countries see rising cost of climate impacts.

30 July 2019

Other news

Infrastructure

News

EIB's draft energy plan proposes ending finance for fossil fuels after 2020

Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.

3 October 2019

Land

News

Guinean communities’ complaint against IFC-financed bauxite mine enters dispute resolution

CAO convenes process after February complaint alleged land grabbing, negative livelihood impacts.

3 October 2019

Rights

News

World Bank China project raises 'crimes against humanity' concerns

Bank responds to allegations with investigation into whether its China lending could be going to internment camps.

3 October 2019

Conditionality

News

Civil unrest in Zimbabwe amid IMF Staff Monitored Programme

Fears of further clampdown on protesters emerge as Zimbabwe implements Fund-backed economic reforms.

3 October 2019

Environment

News

New director takes over Bank’s unfinished climate work

Juergen Voegele was appointed in July, replacing outgoing climate director John Roome.

3 October 2019

Social services

News

Human Rights Council resolution challenges World Bank approach to education

Abidjan Principles recognition by UN HRC states confronts World Bank privatization push in education.

30 July 2019

IFI governance

News

New IMF surveillance tool launched

Bretton Woods Project publishes new online tool to search IMF Article IV reports. 

30 July 2019

Finance

News

IMF and World Bank complicit in “climate debt trap” following Mozambique cyclones

International community fails to deliver on 'Loss & Damage' while poorest countries become further indebted.

30 July 2019