Civil society finds lack of progressivity at first tax and development conference hosted by Tax Platform, as governments are left out of political negotiations and hopes of G77 for global tax body appear to fizzle out.
CSOs urge investors to divest from private school provider Bridge International Academies; IFC remains investor, despite WDR’s concerns with private education.
While there is scope to improve IMF operations in all fragile states, ahead of the forthcoming publication of the IMF IEO review of IMF work in fragile states, there is one fundamental change it must make to transform its effectiveness in fragile states: wherever it is possible, it must be present. No country should be left out.
Civil society was out in full force during annual meetings challenging the IMF’s claims that it is reducing economic and gender inequality.
CEPR report found that two-thirds of extreme poverty during past 25 years took place in China, which did not follow World Bank and IMF neoliberal policies.
The World Bank and IMF are intensifying their work on tax under the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, yet civil society is cautious about embracing tax policy advice coming from the Bretton Woods Institutions.
Despite making some positive changes, the IMF and World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework review has ignored fundamental issues, as risk of new crises persist.
Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings session on the IMF's approach to inequality, 13 October.
GCF’s permanent trustee will chosen through open bidding process with final decision expected to be taken in October
Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submits letter to the IMF expressing concerns about impacts of Fund's policies on social protection.
Notes of a 2017 IMF and World Bank spring meetings session on the BWIs and inequality, 21 April
UN votes to adopt developing countries’ resolution on a legal framework for debt resolution, independent of creditors, including the IMF.
Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings discussing lessons learned from the World Bank Group’s experiences with high risk projects, safeguards, gender equality, Indigenous Peoples, and environmental and social management systems, and how these should be applied to the Green Climate Fund.
A World Bank blog about the benefits of private schooling has been contravened by a UN committee and heavily criticised by civil society
World Bank’s involvement in the Global Environment Facility and Green Climate Fund trust funds criticised.