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WEBINAR: A way out of IMF reform

Join us on Wednesday 12th June for the webinar: A way out for IMF reform where we will be discussing the outcome of IMF’s 16th Quota Review and explore the future prospects for governance reform.

10 June 2024 | Events
Flags at the 2023 World Bank Annual Meetings, Marrakech, Morocco. Credit: World Bank / Franz Mahr

IFI governance

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A way out for IMF reform

New paper analyses the IMF 16th Quota Review and identifies key governance reforms feasible in the current economic and geopolitical context.

3 June 2024 | Briefings

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G20 press conference analysis Spring Meetings 2024: Concrete actions fail to materialise despite strong Brazilian push

In the absence of a G20 Communiqué or Chair statement, Brazilian minister of finance, head of the central bank and other senior officials took questions at a short press conference, with discussion focused on the impact of continued restrictive US monetary policy on the global debt and development finance and the need for more responsive and better capitalised MDBs.

24 April 2024

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V20 communiqué analysis Spring Meetings 2024: Climate vulnerable countries issue call to action, as net-negative flows result in ‘millions in, billions out’ amid growing debt burdens

V20 members are expected to pay $904.7 billion in debt service between 2022-2030, as debt, lack of financing and low projected growth hampers prospects for green economic transformation.

24 April 2024

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IMFC chair’s statement analysis Spring Meetings 2024: Tinkering at the margins while global crises unfold  

IMFC chair’s relatively sanguine view of the global economy does not reflect the IMF’s own projection that the five-year global economic growth forecast is “at its lowest in decades”.

24 April 2024

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G24 communiqué analysis Spring Meetings 2024: Calls for reform, not protectionism

The Spring 2024 G24 communiqué puts pressure on the BWIs to use their influence where it’s needed, including calls to suspend and review surcharges, offer the biggest ever IDA replenishment, suppot the UN Tax Convention, and avoid protectionist policies.

24 April 2024

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Spring Meetings 2024 Wrap Up: Despite mounting crises, persistent lack of political will to match rhetoric with action remains

Urgent BWIs reforms remain hostage to lack of political will in Global North as the G20 failed to deliver on important issues within a fragmented geopolitical situation.

24 April 2024

Private Sector

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Webinar - Financialisation, human rights and the Bretton Woods Institutions: An introduction for civil society organisations

On 11 April 2024 the Bretton Woods Project hosted a webinar to present its new report Financialisation, human rights and the Bretton Woods Institutions: An introduction for civil society organisations, followed by a discussion with CSOs and academics

12 April 2024 | Events
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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

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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

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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

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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

Environment

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Civil society raises concerns about Resilience and Sustainability Trust’s green conditionality as Fund conducts interim review

CSOs and experts question the suitability of ‘green' policy conditions attached to RST loans.

9 April 2024

Environment

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Laure-Alizée Le Lannou joins the Bretton Woods Project as new Environment Project Officer

Laure-Alizée Le Lannou will support the Project’s work on environmental and climate advocacy targeting the World Bank as well as research on IMF Special Drawing Rights.

13 December 2023

Finance

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New book addresses shortcomings of traditional approaches to debt and economics 

New book details the gendered effects of austerity and argues that the human rights of people living in debt-distressed countries must take precedence over creditors’ financial interests.

13 December 2023

IFI governance

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African perspectives on the reforms of the international financial architecture

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum Session 'African perspectives on the reforms of the international financial architecture' on 11 October 2023.

11 October 2023 | Minutes
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