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IFI governance

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Tout change et rien change pas: Global power and IMF leadership

The present IMF leadership 'contest' makes a mockery of the institution's multilateral character and further diminishes its legitimacy.

3 October 2019 | Guest comment

Conditionality

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Unsustainable? The IMF’s approach to the Sustainable Development Goals

As the IMF publishes new SDG site, meaningful policy realignment remains lacking while business-as-usual continues at IMF.

4 April 2019 | Guest comment

Conditionality

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Strikes overturn wage cuts, but IMF blindness risks ruining  Tunisia

General Secretary of Tunisia's largest trade union calls for an overhaul of the IMF's approach to bring about socially just expansionary policies, after strikes overturn IMF-backed wage bill

4 April 2019 | Guest comment

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World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings marred by clampdown on People’s Global Conference

Clampdown on civil society leaves stain on this year’s Annual Meetings, as global civic space is increasingly under threat

6 December 2018 | Guest comment

IFI governance

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The IMF and World Bank: Aiding and abetting inequality in Asia

As inequality in Asia continues to deepen, civil society renews calls for IMF and World Bank to be held accountable for exacerbating inequality.

28 September 2018 | Guest comment

Conditionality

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The IMF returns to Zambia: How will gender and income inequality be addressed?

The government of Zambia has approached the IMF for financial assistance, however, Zambian civil society is concerned that the required reforms will worsen gender and income inequality.

6 April 2017 | Guest comment
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World Bank continues colonial legacy on Assam’s tea plantations

CAO report validates 2013 complaint by Indian NGOs on IFC investment in colonial tea plantation in Assam. The IFC's action plan is very limited in scope.

31 January 2017 | Guest comment

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World Bank project fails to safeguard the rights of workers in Cameroon

Workers in World Bank-financed Lom Pangar Hydro Power Project in Cameroon have filed a complaint with the Bank's Grievance Redress System over alleged breaches of workers rights.

23 September 2016 | Guest comment
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Finance

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Without IFIs, There are no tax havens

Two main agreements reached by the G20 in its recent meeting held in London that should be welcomed: The reliance on a renewed leadership of the IMF and Multilateral Development Banks to support the countries that will be affected by the world recession within a new regulatory framework of international finance; and the final elimination of tax havens all over the world, aiming at protecting fiscal income.

17 April 2009 | Guest comment

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Mercury rising: The World Bank and the Nura river clean-up

In 2003 the World Bank approved a $40 million loan for the Nura river clean-up project in central Kazakhstan, however without the World Bank’s respect for basic public participation and environmental impact assessment standards, the project is at risk of causing unexpected and badly mitigated effects.

2 April 2007 | Guest comment

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Seeking submissions

We welcome submissions from representatives of Southern civil society organisations for the "comment" feature. If you are interested in contributing please contact comment@brettonwoodsproject.org.

23 November 2006 | Guest comment
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