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.
This briefing emphasises the interdependence between the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement, in terms of ensuring that all new infrastructure is climate resilient and aligned with the low- or zero-carbon pathways required to avert catastrophic climate change – which would render achieving the SDGs impossible.
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
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