This Inside the Institutions looks at the issue of surcharges, which are additional interest payments the IMF imposes on countries with large, outstanding debts to the IMF.
While the Bank stressed the need for a recovery based on Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development and the IMF highlighted its concerns about the divergent paths of the global recovery in 2021, both continued to support largely unreformed policies.
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This Inside the Institutions looks at the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights, including their history and usage, with a focus on the latest allocation, which accounts for 69 per cent of the SDRs ever disbursed.
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.
The communiqué of the IMFC was issued on 14 October. It emphasised an uneven recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and highlighted debt concerns. It also called for progress on IMF quota reform.
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Notes from the 11 April Civil Society Policy Forum - The IMF’s Resilience and Sustainability Trust: Can an IMF-managed SDRs trust deliver inclusive & sustainable recoveries?
Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum event on April 13, 2022 on "Are We Heading Towards and Austerity-Based Recovery?"
Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum event on 13 April 2022 titled 'Towards a World Bank Private Sector Development Strategy that Puts People and Planet before Profit'
Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum event on 13 April 2022 titled 'The IMF Gender Strategy - Making the Economy Work for Women?'
Notes from civil society policy forum on 12 April on the WBG's investments in private healthcare provision: What implications for the right to health?
Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum event on April 11, 2022, on: "MISSING RECEIPTS: How did DFIs’ COVID-19 Response Affect Human and Environmental Rights during the Pandemic?"
Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum event on 8 April 2022 titled 'Did Pandemic Spending Go towards a Feminist People’s Recovery in Africa and Latin America?'
Notes from the 7 April Civil Society Policy Forum - The future is public: Prioritizing public services in the light of Covid and climate change.