The IMF has launched a so-called ‘fourth pillar’ to open discussion on its governance reforms to civil society organisations (CSOs). The interactive website has a discussion board where members can post ideas, questions, and documents. Jo Marie Griesgraber, who runs the site, said “nothing is tsboo, no issue is off the table” and encourages academics, think tanks and CSOs in developing countries to organise their own discussions on the site. The CSO consultation is supposed to be on equal footing with the eminent persons committee report on governance (see Update 65) and the IMF executive board subcommittee and the IEO report on governance (see Update 61)
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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