World Bank announces relaunch of Doing Business Report in approximately two years.
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IMF's position on capital controls must be revised to recognise that they are an essential and permanent macroeconomic tool necessary to increase countries' policy autonomy and enable them to act counter-cyclically and to prevent future debt crises.
Climate-for-debt swaps mechanism proposed by IMF fails to materialise, while rich countries' climate finance commitments remain unmet.
World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank's reactive independent accountability mechanisms cannot address harms caused by lack of proper due diligence in Alto Maipo.
UN official and civil society criticise World Bank and other MDBs for lack of ambition at COP26.
The Development Committee communiqué was published on 15 October. It acknowledged an uneven and uncertain path to recovery, while it kept silent on the need for a TRIPS waiver of the Covid-19 vaccines and said little about the IMF’s new $650 billion allocation of SDRs.
Doing Business scandal once again highlights that geopolitical wrangling is key driving force behind Bretton Woods Institutions’ governance structure and policy prescriptions.
G20 offers sanguine tone on the global health and debt crises, failing to address issues related to vaccines and private creditors.
Letter from World Bank Disabled Support Group to UN Human Rights Council and UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Rights
Civil society day of action rejects corporate agenda and greenwashing in World Bank and IMF Covid-19 recovery.
Private sector first approach intact in IDA20 replenishment despite CSO recommendations.
BWP is looking for a Project Officer to support the Bretton Woods Project team in monitoring the work of the World Bank and IMF, supporting critical civil society communities, and advocating for transformational change.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 September on the implications and shortcomings of how Development Policy Financing nudges countries towards policy reforms.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 7 October on IDA20's replenishment implications with a focus on Africa.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 8 October on the need for the World Bank to better address economic gender inequality in conflict-affected countries.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 6 October on the World Bank's need to highlight the centrality of public healthcare systems, central to a just and equitable recovery.