BWP publishes essay series reflecting on the legacy of 75 years of IMF and World Bank policies and power.
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As the Bretton Woods Institutions reach 75, much-needed critical reflection is still missing.
The present IMF leadership 'contest' makes a mockery of the institution's multilateral character and further diminishes its legitimacy.
World Bank’s new draft FCV strategy fails to detail how Bank will address negative impacts of its orthodox policies on drivers of conflict.
CSOs raise concerns about IDA19 proposed policy commitments and lack of formal consultation.
IFC equity investment linked to development of key Brazilian transport corridor, leading to accelerated deforestation in the area.
Bretton Woods Institutions found to share responsibility for social unrest leading to serious human rights violations.
CSO fear World Bank board will compromise, undermining Inspection Panel powers.
Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.
CAO convenes process after February complaint alleged land grabbing, negative livelihood impacts.
Bank responds to allegations with investigation into whether its China lending could be going to internment camps.
Juergen Voegele was appointed in July, replacing outgoing climate director John Roome.
Abidjan Principles recognition by UN HRC states confronts World Bank privatization push in education.
International community fails to deliver on 'Loss & Damage' while poorest countries become further indebted.
US Congress yet to approve World Bank’s proposed capital increase agreed in 2018.
The World Bank launches a new primer on PPPs and gender equality as civil society and women’s rights groups highlight concerns around risks and harmful impacts to gender equality and sustainable development.