In late August the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the IMF issued a list of possible topics for future evaluations of the IMF and invited input from civil society and external stakeholders. The IEO, which has recently issued scathing critiques of the IMF’s conditionality and governance (see Update 59, 61), will pick two topics for evaluations in the coming year from a shortlist that includes issues of IMF surveillance, forecasting, inflation and reserves advice, internal governance, and collaboration with other international organisations. The IEO is currently working on evaluations of the IMF’s research and its performance in the run-up to the financial and economic crisis.
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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