Background

Private Sector

Background

What is the International Finance Corporation (IFC)?

This Inside the Institutions explores the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group’s private sector arm. It examines the function of the IFC as a development institution focused solely on private sector solutions to development and considers civil society critiques.

3 July 2024 | Inside the institutions

IFI governance

Background

Adequate disclosure, public review, and consultation for environmental and social impacts before World Bank Group financing decisions

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum on 19 April 2024 titled, "Adequate disclosure, public review, and consultation for environmental and social impacts before World Bank Group financing decisions".

19 April 2024 | Minutes

Gender

News

Tara Povey joins the Bretton Woods Project as new Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Project Lead

Tara will continue the work of the gender team in advocacy targeting the IMF and the World Bank.

3 July 2024 | Project news

IFI governance

Background

Beyond size in IDA21 replenishment: What about socio-economic transformation?

Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum panel 19 April titled, "Beyond size in IDA21 replenishment: What about soci0-economic transformation?"

19 April 2024 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Making the new Loss and Damage Fund a success – Recommendations by climate vulnerable civil society

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 18 April 2024 titled, "Making the new Loss and Damage Fund a success – Recommendations by climate vulnerable civil society"

18 April 2024 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

The polycrisis: How unchecked public debt fuels corruption and bad governance

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum on 18 April titled "The polycrisis: How unchecked public debt fuels corruption and bad governance."

18 April 2024 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

When exits and accountability collide: What happens when IFC exits projects mid-accountability process?

Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum on Thursday, 18 April titled, "When exits & accountability collide: What happens when IFC exits projects mid-accountability process?"

18 April 2024 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Fit for purpose: Reviewing green conditionalities in the IMF RST and World Bank RST

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum on 18 April 2024 titled, "Fit for purpose: Reviewing green conditionalities in the IMF RST and World Bank RST."

18 April 2024 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Is a feminist vision on public debt possible?

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum on 18 April 2024 titled "Is a feminist vision on public debt possible?"

17 April 2024 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Agriculture, financialization, and gender: Exploring the World Bank’s response to interlinked phenomena

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum on 17 April 2024 titled "Agriculture, financialization, and gender: Exploring the World Bank’s response to interlinked phenomena"

17 April 2024 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

The future of Special Drawing Rights as a development finance tool: What's next?

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 17 April 2024, titled "The Future of Special Drawing Rights as a Development Finance Tool: What's Next?"

17 April 2024 | Minutes
Examining the Progress of the World Bank’s Commitment to Universal Social Protection Organizers: Bretton Woods Project, Human Rights Watch, ACT Church of Sweden, Development Pathways Moderator: David Sherfinski, US correspondent, Context • Panelist 1: Matthew Greenslade, Associate, Development Pathways • Panelist 2: Isobel Frye, Executive Director, Social Policy Initiative • Panelist 3: Jamele Rigolini, Senior Advisor, World Bank

IFI governance

Background

Examining the progress of the World Bank’s commitment to universal social protection

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel on 17 April titled, “Examining the Progress of the World Bank’s Commitment to Universal Social Protection.”

17 April 2024 | Minutes