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World Bank Group

Environment

Background

Job opening: Bretton Woods Project seeks Environment Project Officer (closed)

BWP is now accepting applications for the new role of Environment Project Officer, which will support the Project's advocacy and research on the Bretton Woods Institutions' climate-related policies.

11 August 2023 | Recruitment

Accountability

News

UDHR and IPN anniversaries underscore urgent need for Human Rights policy at all IFIs

World Bank and IMF shareholders must use the anniversaries of the Inspection Panel and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights respectively to demand both establish human rights policies and meet their international obligation to provide remedy

19 July 2023
Cartoon representing the World Bank choosing the path towards an unsustainable future

IFI governance

Analysis

Civil society calls for World Bank to reroute ‘Evolution Roadmap’ away from Cascade

Civil society questions the proposed expansion of the Cascade approach, which has failed to deliver the ‘trillions’ promised.

19 July 2023

Finance

Commentary

Financial liberalisation, capital controls and development in Africa: The case of Uganda

Financial liberation has had a significant effect on Uganda’s economy opening the door for significant foreign ownership while facilitating the ongoing extraction of wealth.

19 July 2023 | Guest comment

Finance

Analysis

UN Financing for Development: The best chance to democratise global economic governance?

As Bretton Woods Institutions fail to deliver transformative, systematic reform of deeply unequal global architecture, countries should embrace a more democratic space: the United Nations Financing for Development process

19 July 2023 | Guest analysis

Environment

News

As World Bank launches Paris alignment approach, unclear guidelines raise greenwashing concerns

Bank’s approach relies on countries' national climate plans, which are not currently collectively aligned with 1.5°C temperature goal.

19 July 2023

Finance

Analysis

World Bank Group Evolution: Technical fixes or urgently needed reform?

World Bank Evolution Roadmap’s proposed superficial technical patches favouring the ‘logic’ of the market will likely fail to deliver the structural changes needed to support borrowing countries amidst global crises.

19 July 2023 | At Issue

Environment

News

IFC continues extractive investments under cover of biodiversity offsets

World Bank and IFC continue promoting false solutions to climate and environmental emergency, helping extractive companies greenwash their environmental impacts.

19 July 2023
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Other news

Land

News

Word Bank promotes agricultural corporations at cost of food security in Africa

New CAFOD report exposes World Bank’s harmful approach to agriculture increases food insecurity in Africa.

19 July 2023

IFI governance

News

Marrakech CSO working group launches statement ahead of 2023 Annual Meetings

Marrakech working group calls on the BWIs to cancel the debt, stop imposing austerity and ensure a just energy transition.

19 July 2023

Private Sector

News

B-Ready for more ill-founded private-sector solutions

The World Bank released a concept note of Doing Business report replacement, B-Ready project, ignoring civil society demands of an independent evaluation.

19 July 2023

IFI governance

Background

IFI reform, Bridgetown & climate finance: Critical civil society perspectives

Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum panel on 12 April titled "IFI reform, Bridgetown & climate finance: Critical civil society perspectives."

12 May 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Time to get Macro? Gendered effects of World Bank macroeconomic policy amidst IFI reform

Notes from the CSPF panel "Time to get Macro? Gendered effects of World Bank macroeconomic policy amidst IFI reform" on Friday the 14th of April 2023. 

14 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Navigating Africa’s debt conundrum amid multiple crisis: Looking beyond the G20 Common Framework

Notes from the Civil Society Policy From on 13 April titled "Navigating Africa’s debt conundrum amid multiple crisis: Looking beyond the G20 Common Framework."

13 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Protecting biodiversity in a biodiversity crisis

Notes from the CSPF on 12 April titled "Protecting biodiversity in a biodiversity crisis."

12 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Why Paris Alignment must be part of the Evolution Roadmap and what this should look like

Notes from the CSPF on 12 April titled "Why Paris Alignment must be part of the Evolution Roadmap and what this should look like."

12 April 2023 | Minutes
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