The second edition of the ESF took place from the 12th to the 15th of November and gathered around 60000 participants. Specific activities on IFIs included a workshop on the Asian Development Bank and one on the role of Europe at the Bank and the IMF to counter US dominance. Their role was also discussed in a seminar on the right to health and various events on debt. Before the ESF the Bridge Initiative on Globalization organised a dialogue between Susan George, José Bové, Njoki Njoroge Njehu, and Mats Karlsson from the World Bank among others.
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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