A new study released in October by the Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) undermines IFI claims to increased transparency. Only 22 per cent of requests for information about IFI documents – submitted to both the IFIs and member governments – were satisfactorily responded to. The requests were filed according to a rigorous uniform methodology in Argentina, Bulgaria, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa. To remedy the situation, the GTI has launched an IFI transparency charter, a statement of the standards to which IFI information disclosure policies should conform and a key advocacy tool for the promotion of more progressive policies.
New IMF gender guidance opportunity for civil society to keep its staff to account.
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