BWP publishes essay series reflecting on the legacy of 75 years of IMF and World Bank policies and power.
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This briefing emphasises the interdependence between the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement, in terms of ensuring that all new infrastructure is climate resilient and aligned with the low- or zero-carbon pathways required to avert catastrophic climate change – which would render achieving the SDGs impossible.
Significant concerns also remain about environmental and social impacts of mega-infrastructure project partially financed by World Bank.
Notes from the 18 April Civil Society Policy Forum session on aligning multilateral development banks with the Paris Agreement at the World Bank and IMF's Spring Meetings.
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2017.
BWP's analysis of this year's IMF and World Bank annual meetings; hopeful growth forecasts tampered by medium-term concerns, with US anti-multilateralism finally hitting Bank and Fund.
Co-financing arrangements and increased World Bank-AIIB cooperation on mega-infrastructure projects represent a dangerous global trend that threatens human rights and locks in a failed development model.
The IFC’s push for the PPP model, as well as its preference for healthcare ‘provision’ and the results-based payment approach, collectively undermine the human right to universal healthcare and the achievement of the SDGs.
Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.
Panel received request to investigate allegations related to proposed World Bank loan in 2017.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 10 April, which looked at sustainable infrastructure from fiscal, rights and climate lenses.
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A June petition signed by more than 120,000 people called on IFIs, “to immediately stop funding for projects that are located in protected areas.”
EBRD approves €500 million loan for TAP, as Italy announces it will review its support for project
152 CSOs call demand World Bank halt its aggressive support of PPPs, publicaly recognise their significant risks.
The government of Suriname has cancelled its loan programme with the IMF, claiming its conditionalities were too much to bear for its citizens.