The Malawian Economic Justice Network released a statement in early September. It expressed “concern with the status of Civil Society participation in the PRSP process to date”. “Several recommendations have been put forward since the process started. But as the process is coming close to the end, national ownership we have been trying to build is fast diminishing. Civil society in Malawi was committed to producing a genuine PRSP that will, in the long run, see genuine poverty reduction of Malawians.”
World Bank & IMF in the news
This briefing explains how the IMF and World Bank have driven the financialisation of MENA states, and the pervasive negative effects this has had on the region’s societies and economies.
Joint civil society briefing paper highlights concerns with the World Bank’s Evolution Roadmap, and provides a series of recommendations for a Roadmap that prioritises people, participation and the planet over profit and economic growth.