The IMF approved a new communications strategy in June which will guide the Fund’s public face for the next several years. Its main goals are to “strengthen the Fund’s effectiveness by (i) raising understanding and support among key constituencies of the Fund’s mission and reform agenda; and (ii) using communication as a tool in the delivery of the Fund’s operational activities.” A welcome addition was a greater focus on parliaments and legislators. A notable omission was on taking input from external stakeholders. Nowhere in the communications strategy policy paper are the words ‘consultation’ or ‘input’ used in reference to anyone but country authorities.
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
As debt crises across the African continent continue to soar, concerns are raised about the gendered impact of debt-servicing conditions imposed by international financial institutions.
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