IMF freezes second payment of $2.8 billion loan to Tunisia, demanding accelerated reform programme despite concerns this will push Tunisia “to the brink”.
The Bretton Woods Project's review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2016.
Report finds Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) are not doing enough to eliminate the risk of public money being complicit in tax avoidance schemes.
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.
The World Bank and the IMF have increased their rhetoric on gender equality, but concerns remain about Fund and Bank impacts on gender equality in practice.
UN votes in favour of accepting new principles to guide sovereign debt restructuring, as CSO report warns of risk of new crises linked to aid and multilateral lending.
The World Bank and IMF have announced new facilities to support countries hit by public health disasters.
IFC disagrees with concerns raised by CAO about its capacity to assess whether its investments through financial intermediaries have a positive development impact.
UN experts have questioned the World Bank’s draft safeguards’ lack of references to human rights, meanwhile the consultation process continues to raise concerns by NGOs.
A World Bank blog about the benefits of private schooling has been contravened by a UN committee and heavily criticised by civil society
Ghana's recent turn to the IMF raises questions about the 'Africa rising' narrative and may signal a stronger role for the Fund in the region.
UN votes to adopt developing countries’ resolution on a legal framework for debt resolution, independent of creditors, including the IMF.