UK-based Christian Aid has commissioned the Overseas Development Institute to analyse the trade content of PRSPs. The report will examine the adequacy of trade-related impact assessment, the need for country-specific consideration of demand and supply constraints to trade, the justification for trade conditionality and the efficacy of capacity building efforts such as the Integrated Framework. The full report is to be made available in April on the Christian Aid website.
World Bank & IMF in the news
Despite the World Bank’s commitment to move away from funding coal, a series of loopholes in its financial intermediary lending remain that will continue to allow finance to support coal power projects.