UN releases Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms, begging the question of how the IMF will respond.
Tax Platform hosts tax and SDGs conference - hold the SDGs
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.
As Green Climate Fund and World Bank sign framework agreement, concerns about Bank's role linger
Bank and GCF finalise framework agreement, meaning nine co-financed projects can go forward.
World Bank remains GCF interim trustee amid questions over long-term status
GCF’s permanent trustee will chosen through open bidding process with final decision expected to be taken in October
CSOs urge IFC to divest from for-profit school chain
CSOs urge investors to divest from private school provider Bridge International Academies; IFC remains investor, despite WDR’s concerns with private education.
The IMF in insecure fragile states: why being absent should no longer be an option
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 still waiting for ‘IMF Spring’ to blossom
Civil society was out in full force during annual meetings challenging the IMF’s claims that it is reducing economic and gender inequality.
Chinese growth’s contribution to poverty reduction challenges World Bank and IMF neoliberal policies
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.
CSOs express concern about IMF’s “strongly divergent” social protection approach
Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submits letter to the IMF expressing concerns about impacts of Fund's policies on social protection.
IMF and Bank “intensifying” tax work: Possible progress or consolidating control?
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.
Debt sustainability review: Tinkering around the edges while crises loom
Despite making some positive changes, the IMF and World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework review has ignored fundamental issues, as risk of new crises persist.
Great expectations: Is the IMF turning words into action on inequality?
Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings session on the IMF's approach to inequality, 13 October.