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World Bank Group

Finance

Commentary

World Bank must place economic transformation at heart of IDA20 replenishment

IDA20 must take urgent action to ensure tangible support for economic transformation and decent jobs, and the establishment of a social protection fund.

13 July 2021 | Guest comment

Gender

Analysis

Latest IMF gender research: Making the economy work for women, or women work for the economy?

IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.

13 July 2021

IFI governance

Background

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency – the Bank’s foreign direct investment insurance arm

MIGA principally provides political risk insurance for private investors undertaking foreign direct investment.

13 July 2021

Environment

News

World Bank’s new Climate Change Action Plan fails to deliver much-needed transformative agenda

Plan lacks detail in key areas, including concrete commitments to end fossil fuels support.

13 July 2021

Rights

News

IFC faces critical questions over investments in gig economy

IFC’s investments in gig economy platform companies come under scrutiny

13 July 2021

Environment

News

World Bank's oil revenue outlook for Guyana at odds with climate action

Bank’s lofty projections for oil-based growth contradict more sober estimates that account for uncertainty in sector.

13 July 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2021 wrap up: Socialism for those who can afford it, neoliberalism for the rest

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.

13 April 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis - Spring 2021

Analysis of the IMF and World Bank Development Commitee communiqué published on 9 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.

13 April 2021
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Other news

Social services

News

Malpass makes World Bank a pariah with opposition to TRIPS waiver

World Bank President comes out against temporarily waiving intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines

13 July 2021

Social services

Background

Education financing to reach the most marginalised: Challenges and solutions during COVID-19 response and recovery

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 31 March 2021.

31 March 2021 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

Civil society calls for IFC and MIGA to build upon CAO reform

Civil society urges IFC and MIGA to act to maximise the benefits of CAO reforms

13 July 2021

Gender

News

World Bank gender-based violence mechanism raises "serious concerns"

World Bank procurement mechanism faces questions over community engagement

13 July 2021

Environment

News

Dutch government sued at World Bank tribunal for fossil fuel phase out plan

ICSID suit against Dutch government’s fossil phase out highlights threat to climate action posed by investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanisms

13 July 2021

Private Sector

Background

Private sector accountability in times of crisis

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 March.

29 March 2021 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Showcasing the impact of debt in poor countries and a proposal for fair and green recovery financing

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 March.

29 March 2021 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Development Policy Finance: Critical concerns surrounding accountability and outcomes for people and the climate

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 26 March.

26 March 2021 | Minutes
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