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Knowledge

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Death of Doing Business Report greatly exaggerated as World Bank announces rebranding plans

World Bank announces relaunch of Doing Business Report in approximately two years.

9 December 2021

Finance

Analysis

Debt crisis prevention: We need to talk about capital controls

IMF's position on capital controls must be revised to recognise that they are an essential and permanent macroeconomic tool necessary to increase countries' policy autonomy and enable them to act counter-cyclically and to prevent future debt crises.

9 December 2021 | At Issue

Environment

Analysis

Lack of public finance and debt relief at COP26 undermines countries' climate goals

Climate-for-debt swaps mechanism proposed by IMF fails to materialise, while rich countries' climate finance commitments remain unmet.

9 December 2021

Gender

Analysis

New IMF-Pakistan agreement likely to have adverse impact on women

IMF and Pakistan have reached agreement for a further loan disbursement, with Pakistan agreeing to significant cuts.

9 December 2021 | Guest analysis

Environment

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IMF surveillance and climate change transition risks

New briefing by ActionAid USA and the Bretton Woods Project highlights research showing that IMF policy advice has undermined a just energy transition since the Paris Agreement was signed.

8 November 2021 | Briefings

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis - Annual Meetings 2021

The Development Committee communiqué was published on 15 October. It acknowledged an uneven and uncertain path to recovery, while it kept silent on the need for a TRIPS waiver of the Covid-19 vaccines and said little about the IMF’s new $650 billion allocation of SDRs.

19 October 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings Wrap-up: despite urgent climate and development needs, geopolitics and deference to private finance rule the day

Doing Business scandal once again highlights that geopolitical wrangling is key driving force behind Bretton Woods Institutions’ governance structure and policy prescriptions.

19 October 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

G20 communiqué analysis – Annual Meetings 2021

G20 offers sanguine tone on the global health and debt crises, failing to address issues related to vaccines and private creditors.

19 October 2021
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Finance

Analysis

Our world in 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated and helped reveal pre-existing injustices and structural flaws in the global economy - and the IMF and World Bank proved unable to reverse course on broke policy prescriptions - calls for reforming the international financial and development architecture gained strength. 

22 February 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual meetings 2014: communiqués coverage

G24 communiqué (09 October): analysis, original document G20 finance ministers' communiqué (10 October): original document…

2 October 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

CSO roundtable with World Bank Group executive directors

Sponsor: World Bank Group Chairs: Merza Hasan (WB Executive Director, MENA Constituency), Lindsay Coates (Acting…

14 April 2015 | Note

Environment

Analysis

NGOs call for halt of World Bank’s climate initiatives

In July 2012 NGOs called on governments to pivot away from funding the Bank-housed Climate…

23 October 2013

Environment

Analysis

CIFs and the private sector

Information on the private sector and the CIFs taken from each section of CIF Monitor…

23 October 2013

Environment

Analysis

CIFs Monitor: past issues

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7 25 April 2013 This briefing, including references, can also be…

13 October 2013

IFI governance

Analysis

Submission to the International Development Committee of the UK parliament: inquiry into the World B

The UK should not increase its contribution to IDA in the current replenishment. Instead, it should focus on achieving substantial reforms of the World Bank and IFC in key areas, including health, gender, climate and energy, and the private sector, and in radically improving the legitimacy, transparency and accountability of the institution.

19 October 2010 | Paper

Finance

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The International Monetary System:

Summary of seminar held at the Civil Society Forum during the 2010 World Bank/ IMF spring meetings.

23 April 2010 | Note
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