CSOs raise concerns about IDA19 proposed policy commitments and lack of formal consultation.
This briefing analyses the World Bank's Development Policy Financing from a critical gender perspective.
As Fund publishes its first comprehensive review of conditionality since the financial crisis, questions arise about the Fund's capacity to create economic stability and the rise of structural conditions.
Fund turns its attention to carbon pricing to support Paris Agreement alignment, as climate vulnerable countries see rising cost of climate impacts.
Lagarde resignation kicks-off another leadership race overshadowed by gentleman’s agreement.
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.
Fund publishes social spending strategy, civil society deems outcome too little too late.
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.
As the world ponders the fate of a beleaguered multilateralism on the 75th anniversary of the Bank and Fund, both fail to act on essential governance reforms and opt to maintain the unjust privilege of the Global North.
The V20 Group of Finance Ministers proposes new mechanism to help finance 100 per cent renewal energy transition, as climate action continues to proceed at slower pace than mandated by Paris Agreement.
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué, issued on 13 April, from the 2019 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings, Washington DC.
Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué published on 13 April.