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Rights

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Landmark report finds attacks on human rights defenders in name of 'development' on the rise

World Bank and IFC identified as key funders of projects that endanger human rights defenders.

30 July 2019

Gender

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World Bank’s women entrepreneur initiatives just “smoke and mirrors”

As We-Fi launches regional West Africa summit, feminists criticise narrow focus of women entrepreneur initiatives, while funding for women’s rights is in decline.

30 July 2019

Environment

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IFC’s Green Equity Strategy faces set-back at Board

As climate crisis deepens, IFC’s Green Equity Strategy faces delay from World Bank’s Board, with CSO activists calling Board’s foot-dragging a ‘scandal’.

30 July 2019

IFI governance

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Quota reform impasse likely as IMF faces legitimacy crisis

Latest Review of Quotas expected to be quashed, as US signals it will block reform.

30 July 2019

Social services

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Human Rights Council resolution challenges World Bank approach to education

Abidjan Principles recognition by UN HRC states confronts World Bank privatization push in education.

30 July 2019

Finance

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IMF and World Bank complicit in “climate debt trap” following Mozambique cyclones

International community fails to deliver on 'Loss & Damage' while poorest countries become further indebted.

30 July 2019

IFI governance

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New IMF surveillance tool launched

Bretton Woods Project publishes new online tool to search IMF Article IV reports. 

30 July 2019
IMF Boss: Tracking the fight to head the Fund

IFI governance

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Follow IMFBoss.com

BWP relaunches IMFBoss.com opening a space for civil society, researchers, academics, officials, insiders and anonymous contributors to share and exchange their ideas and criticisms about the IMF's leadership process, and is now open to new contributions and content.

29 July 2019

Accountability

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IFC capital increase not a priority for US Congress

US Congress yet to approve World Bank’s proposed capital increase agreed in 2018.

30 July 2019

Gender

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Civil society left unconvinced as World Bank promotes PPPs as tool for gender equality

The World Bank launches a new primer on PPPs and gender equality as civil society and women’s rights groups highlight concerns around risks and harmful impacts to gender equality and sustainable development.

30 July 2019

Environment

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Climate Investment Funds quietly postpone decision on how to implement ‘sunset clause’

CIFs indefinitely postpone decision on when they will close, prompting concerns CIFs recapitalisation drive will rival GCF replenishment.

30 July 2019

Rights

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IFC announces changes to environmental and social framework after loss of immunity in the US

IFC announces changes to environment and social safeguards after historic United States Supreme Court ruling.

30 July 2019