UN organisations build consensus on need to expand fiscal space, as IMF and World Bank continue to push austerity.
New IMF working paper establishes macro-criticality of unpaid care work but remains blind to Fund’s negative policy impacts on women and girls.
As India has risen in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings, it has seen other key development indicators slip.
World Bank supports hydropower building spree in Manipur, threatening local communities’ livelihoods in the process.
New IMF gender guidance opportunity for civil society to keep its staff to account.
Seventy-five years after their founding, the World Bank and IMF held their Annual Meetings amidst heightened fears of another global financial crisis.
On 21 October the Georgetown University Law CAROLA, BWP and the Bank Information Center hosted a one-day conference entitled Bretton Woods at 75 and the future of multilateralism.
Analysis of the Group of Twenty (G20) press briefing held on 18 October in Washington DC, following a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors on 17-18 October.
Sponsor: World Bank Group Chairs: Merza Hasan (WB Executive Director, MENA Constituency), Lindsay Coates (Acting…
Information on the private sector and the CIFs taken from each section of CIF Monitor…
G24 communiqué (09 October): analysis, original document G20 finance ministers' communiqué (10 October): original document…
In July 2012 NGOs called on governments to pivot away from funding the Bank-housed Climate…
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7 25 April 2013 This briefing, including references, can also be…
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.
Summary of seminar held at the Civil Society Forum during the 2010 World Bank/ IMF spring meetings.
In a submission the the DFID white paper consultation, we set out the significant change needed at the World Bank and IMF to bring them into line both with international norms and with UK policy, in order to improve their contribution to sustainable development. In this submission we outline changes needed in: IFI governance; IFI conditionality policies; IFI policies related to aid effectiveness; IFI policy on climate change; private-sector finance; and the financial sector's impact on devel