Indonesian civil society have raised concerns that the World Bank is promoting gas and supporting further coal expansion in its new Country Partnership Framework.
This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.
Review maintains inadequate and inconsistent approach to economic and gender inequality, as well as climate change.
Renewed calls for a substantial SDR allocation raise urgency of reforming the inequitable global reserve ‘non-system’.
Market-led policy approaches increasingly used to deal with both climate and health emergencies are failing to protect those most vulnerable.
It is time for the IMF and World Bank to understand their own responsibility and decolonise their approach.
As India has risen in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings, it has seen other key development indicators slip.
New IMF gender guidance opportunity for civil society to keep its staff to account.
BWP publishes essay series reflecting on the legacy of 75 years of IMF and World Bank policies and power.
Critical gender analysis of Bank's Development Policy Financing.
At 75, the World Bank and IMF face a crisis of multilateralism in no small part of their own making as failed economic policies have resulted in skepticism of the international order they helped to create.
This briefing emphasises the interdependence between the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement, in terms of ensuring that all new infrastructure is climate resilient and aligned with the low- or zero-carbon pathways required to avert catastrophic climate change – which would render achieving the SDGs impossible.