Carmen Reinhart, co-author of influential 2010 pro-austerity paper, named to key post.
Law firm contracted under World Bank technical assistance apparently backs out after CSOs expose links to ExxonMobil.
World Bank’s new report on education and Covid-19 contrasts with IFC announcement on freezing private school investments.
IFC denies responsibility for harms to the community in dam case despite investigation findings.
World Bank chief economist departs as key role is “eroded”, while IMF’s Georgieva makes series of high-level appointments.
World Bank board silent following meeting on Guatemala dam investigation into IFC-linked harms.
World Bank praises Myanmar for improvement in Doing Business ranking, ignoring the implications of proposed reforms on country’s complex conflict dynamics.
Concerns raised about IMF conditions pushing women back into poverty and informal work.
Private creditors provided with IMF backing in Argentina negotiations as country enters into default.
Joint letter to IFC chief executive officer raises questions on worker protections.
IMF fails to respond to loan requests from Iran and Venezula as they struggle to respond to increasing Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Bank and Fund-backed land bill passed in dead of night during lockdown favouring private investors and Western agribusiness.
Philippe Le Houérou will depart 1 October, after joining IFC in 2015.
Database launched on Covid-19-related IMF spending to help civil society keep track of lending programmes.
World Bank board announces Inspection Panel reform package to a mixed reception
CSO framework evaluates consequences of private sector activity on right to health.