IMF and World Bank policies and programmes work in tandem to expand and deepen financialisation, exacerbating the inequality crisis and harming human rights, financial stability and democratic governance
As the world struggles with divergent recovery paths from the pandemic, the IMF and World Bank once again failed to take the decisive action required during the Spring Meetings.
World Bank’s Covid-19 vaccination programme contributes to global response but fails to ensure free access to vaccines and healthcare during the pandemic.
In this paper we assess the outcomes of the London Summit and the UK government's progress towards the 12 recommendations set out by the Put People First platform in March 2009. The G20 London Summit on 2 April 2009 issued "a global plan for recovery and reform". G20 leaders have not yet gone far enough on the fundamental changes the world needs. The communique appears to have made progress on some critical issues but there were also missed opportunities, especially on building a green economy,
On April 2 several industrialised and emerging market economies will meet at the London summit. Slowly, the policy positions of participating countries are emerging and give an overview of what might be the outcomes of the meeting. This paper gives an overview of official standpoints of participating countries ahead of the summit on a variety of topics and, taking that into considerations, provides an overview of what is likely to be agreed on in the end.
The global financial and economic system is in crisis. Existing economic policies and institutions have overseen an economic system scarred by high levels of poverty and inequality, which is contributing to an environmental catastrophe. This paper is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between a wide spectrum of civil society organisations in the UK with millions of members from across the nation. We call on the UK government to show its commitment to putting people first by signal
Eduardo Gudynas argues that the financial crisis reveals a profound crisis of the multilateral governing system.
What roles should twenty first century international financial institutions (IFIs) play, and how should they be structured? This paper sets out some of the key issues that would need to be resolved at a second UN monetary and financial conference - a 'Bretton Woods 2' - and discusses the road ahead.
Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOs, December 2006
Highlights of a civil society meeting on trade-finance linkages in Latin America, 20 April 2006, Washington. Hosted by the Center of Concern.
Dialogue on the Doha trade round at the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.
Hosted by the New Rules for Global Finance coalition, this meeting summarised the findings of…
The sixth annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank will be held 21 - 23 October in Helsinki, Finland.
The Global Transparency Initiative will be holding a three-month consultation starting 28 September, on a draft charter of transparency principles which the international financial institutions should uphold.
The Integrated Framework for Technical Assistance to the Least Developed Countries (IF) is a multi-agency initiative to coordinate national ministries, donors and multilateral agencies in the provision of trade-related capacity building.
A new book by two researchers at the University of Oslo describes the structure and decision-making processes of multilateral institutions.