Covid-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need for ICSID and wider ISDS reforms as cases threaten to undermine state efforts to protect public health.
Carmen Reinhart, co-author of influential 2010 pro-austerity paper, named to key post.
Law firm contracted under World Bank technical assistance apparently backs out after CSOs expose links to ExxonMobil.
World Bank’s new report on education and Covid-19 contrasts with IFC announcement on freezing private school investments.
IFC denies responsibility for harms to the community in dam case despite investigation findings.
Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué published on 17 April.
This Inside the Institutions provides an overview of how the Bank’s systems are designed to operate.
World Bank Staff Association's call for permanent cancellation of Spring Meetings and its CSPF raises long-standing concerns about the need for improved civil society engagement by the Bank and Fund.
Private creditors provided with IMF backing in Argentina negotiations as country enters into default.
Joint letter to IFC chief executive officer raises questions on worker protections.
IMF fails to respond to loan requests from Iran and Venezula as they struggle to respond to increasing Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Bank and Fund-backed land bill passed in dead of night during lockdown favouring private investors and Western agribusiness.
Philippe Le Houérou will depart 1 October, after joining IFC in 2015.
Database launched on Covid-19-related IMF spending to help civil society keep track of lending programmes.
The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. It serves as the unit of account of the IMF and some other international organisations, including the World Bank, and based on five currencies—the US dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen, the British pound sterling and, from 2016, the Chinese renminbi.
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