In October, 50 supporters of Pakistani cricket hero-turned politician Imran Khan were arrested during a demonstration against the IMF. “They kicked the people like a football,” Arif Alvi, leader of Khan’s Justice Movement, said. Khan called for demonstrations across the country, saying the IMF and World Bank-led policies were causing instability in developing countries such as Pakistan.
New BWP briefing offers critical gender analysis of World Bank lending instrument to borrowing countries.
At 75, the World Bank and IMF face a crisis of multilateralism in no small part of their own making as failed economic policies have resulted in skepticism of the international order they helped to create.
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