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IFI governance

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V20 communiqué analysis Annual Meetings 2022: Climate vulnerable countries call for debt relief and a revamped IMF

The finance ministers for the Vulnerable Group of Twenty, a bloc of 58 developing country economies representing some 1.5 billion people, issued a communiqué on 16 October.

19 October 2022

IFI governance

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G24 communiqué analysis Annual Meetings 2022: G24 echoes calls for more drastic measures by international financial institutions

G24 communiqué echoes calls for more drastic measures by international financial institutions to cushion the blow for low- and middle-income countries in the face of compounding global crises.

19 October 2022

IFI governance

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G20 press briefing analysis Annual Meetings 2022: Challenges and differences in view, as escalating geopolitical conflicts worsen the economic situation

The Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati acknowledged the G20 faced "many challenges" and "differences in view", with "escalating geopolitical conflicts worsening the economic situation.”

19 October 2022

IFI governance

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Annual Meetings 2022 Preamble: With risk of global recession on horizon, World Bank and IMF's ability to offer credible solutions remains in question

Economic turmoil and geopolitical fragmentation will provide the backdrop to the first in-person World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings since 2019.

6 October 2022

Finance

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G20 review calls for increased MDB lending as World Bank ignores urgent need for policy changes

G20 independent review calls for increased lending by multilateral development banks to address multiple crises, but lack of reform in World Bank crises response framework raises concerns about how it would use additional resources.

4 October 2022

Environment

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World Bank’s failure to disclose details of climate finance accounting opens its claim to be leading green financier to scrutiny

Newly released study by Oxfam finds that the Bank’s claims of climate finance for FY2020 could be off by as much as 40 per cent, or $7 billion, highlighting the urgent need for greater public disclosure.

4 October 2022 | Guest analysis

Environment

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IMF seeks to ‘unleash’ private climate finance, as experts question ‘de-risking state’ model

In the face of growing calls to ‘de-risk’ green investments for the private sector, academic experts call for developmental allocative green credit regimes, rather than market-led approaches.

4 October 2022

Social services

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World Bank issues new guidance on PPPs legal frameworks, ignoring long-standing concerns with the model

New World Bank guidance on PPP legal frameworks evidence of institution’s continued reliance on PPPs as key to addressing SDG financing gap despite well-documented failures. Previous World Bank PPP contracts template criticised for incompatibility with human rights norms.

4 October 2022
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IFI governance

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Implications of financial deepening for inequality and its impact on gender, poverty, and marginalization

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum panel on 14 October 2022 titled "Implications of financial deepening for inequality and its impact on gender, poverty, and marginalization."

14 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

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Greening whole economies? Unpacking World Bank plans for Paris alignment by July 2023

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 14 October titled "Greening whole economies? Unpacking World Bank plans for Paris alignment by July 2023."

14 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

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Accelerating equality through a gender-just green transition: unlocking women and girls’ economic opportunities

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 13 October titled "Accelerating equality through a gender-just green transition: unlocking women and girls’ economic opportunities."

13 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

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IFC, Uber and the gig economy: deregulation and labour flexibilisation as a “women’s empowerment” strategy

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum panel on 13 October titled "IFC, Uber and the gig economy: deregulation and labour flexibilisation as a 'women’s empowerment' strategy,"

13 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

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Global health financing architecture for pandemic preparedness and response: Tackling future challenges and building on strong foundations

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum panel on 12 October titled "Global health financing architecture for pandemic preparedness and response: Tackling future challenges and building on strong foundations."

12 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

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Global South feminist perspectives and proposals on accelerating climate finance for countries facing debt crises

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 12 October titled, "Global South feminist perspectives and proposals on accelerating climate finance for countries facing debt crises."

12 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

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Coup d'états and political instability: The roles of national, regional, and international actors

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum on 12 October titled: "Coup d'états and political instability: The roles of national, regional, and international actors."

12 October 2022 | Minutes

Conditionality

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Nigerians set for higher bills as Bank pushes for removal of ‘inefficient’ energy subsidies

Nigerians set for higher energy bills amidst deep economic crisis as Bank pushes for removal of ‘inefficient’ energy subsidies.

4 October 2022
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