As the world struggles with divergent recovery paths from the pandemic, the IMF and World Bank once again failed to take the decisive action required during the Spring Meetings.
Analysis of the IMF and World Bank Development Commitee communiqué published on 9 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.
Analysis of the G20 communiqué published on 7 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.
Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 5 April from the 2021 virtual World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings.
As countries begin to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, key questions around global coordinated stimulus need to be answered by the IMF and World Bank.
World Bank’s Covid-19 vaccination programme contributes to global response but fails to ensure free access to vaccines and healthcare during the pandemic.
Renewed calls for a substantial SDR allocation raise urgency of reforming the inequitable global reserve ‘non-system’.
Thousands of Indian farmers protest damaging World Bank and IMF-supported reforms to agriculture laws.
World Bank commits to invest additional $5 billion in the Great Green Wall over the next five years, despite shortcomings in its existing investments in the initiative highlighted by IEG.
Latin American Indigenous Peoples call on the World Bank to safeguard their rights and ensure its programmes are based on their own proposals.
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.