The IMF and World Bank continue to be amongst the most relevant and significant powerful norm-setters, convenors, knowledge-holders and influencers of the international development and financial landscape. This Inside the Institutions sets-out some of the most common criticisms of the World Bank and IMF under three broad lenses: democratic governance, human rights and the environment.
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As the world ponders the fate of a beleaguered multilateralism on the 75th anniversary of the Bank and Fund, both fail to act on essential governance reforms and opt to maintain the unjust privilege of the Global North.
The V20 Group of Finance Ministers proposes new mechanism to help finance 100 per cent renewal energy transition, as climate action continues to proceed at slower pace than mandated by Paris Agreement.
Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué published on 13 April.
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué, issued on 13 April, from the 2019 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings, Washington DC.
With flood waters rising, World Bank & IMF answers to 21st century’s key challenges remain inadequate .
World Bank's board fails to live up to commitments to open, transparent and merit-based selection process for Bank president.
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
This Civil Society Policy Forum Session was co-sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,…
Notes from the IMF and World Bank 2019 Spring Meetings official session on 14 April on international taxation challenges in Africa.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 10 April, which looked at sustainable infrastructure from fiscal, rights and climate lenses.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 12 April on the changing international tax landscape from a feminist perspective and challenging IFIs’ role in shaping it at the World Bank and IMF's 2019 Spring Meetings.
Bank’s $3.75 billion loan in 2010 has failed to deliver reliable energy to South African users, despite eye-watering cost overruns.
World Bank water privatisation push in Africa criticised by civil society that are calling for a rights-based approach.
Bank and GCF finalise framework agreement, meaning nine co-financed projects can go forward.
World Bank appoints Alison Evans as new IEG Director General and Ramanie Kunanayagam as Inspection Panel member