World Bank Group

IFI governance

Analysis

Fears of shrinking civil society space as World Bank Staff Association calls for axing of Spring Meetings

World Bank Staff Association's call for permanent cancellation of Spring Meetings and its CSPF raises long-standing concerns about the need for improved civil society engagement by the Bank and Fund.

21 April 2020

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2020 wrap-up: Will this change everything? Apparently not…

Analysis of this year's World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings: With international response to Covid-19 mired in geopolitical manoeuverings and resistance to systemic change, calls for alternatives grow.

21 April 2020

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis - Spring Meetings 2020

Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué published on 17 April.

21 April 2020

IFI governance

Analysis

G20 communiqué analysis - Spring Meetings 2020

Analysis of the G20 communiqué published on 15 April.

21 April 2020

IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2020

Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 14 April.

21 April 2020
Launch and Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook at IMF Headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings amid Covid-19 crisis: Will this change everything?

World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings take place amid a global health emergency which experts estimate could result in millions of deaths.

15 April 2020

Finance

Analysis

COVID-19 crisis highlights urgency of reconsidering World Bank's MFD approach

Looming financial crisis has roots in Bank's privatisation, financialisation and deregulation agenda.

7 April 2020

Private Sector

Analysis

Recipe for disaster: The IMF and World Bank’s role in the financialisation of food and agriculture

World Bank and IMF contribute to financialisation and coorperatisation of agriculture contributing to food insecurity, concentration of power and climate emergency.

7 April 2020
Msaranga Secondary School, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Tanzania classroom.

Rights

Commentary

World Bank must support rigorous independent monitoring of discrimination against girls in Tanzania

World Bank board approves Tanzania education loan amid pregnant schoolgirls re-admission ban.

7 April 2020 | Guest comment

Infrastructure

Analysis

Ghana’s Sankofa gas project - backed by World Bank - brings fiscal pain

Ghana left with $250 million bill for unused gas in 2019 primarily due to ‘take or pay’ clause in Bank-supported PPP contract.

7 April 2020

Finance

Analysis

World Bank and IMF response to debt crisis undermines women’s rights

25 years after Beijing Declaration, austerity and privatisation still modus operandi of Bretton Woods Institutions at the cost of women's rights.

7 April 2020 | Guest analysis
Former World Bank chief economist, Pinelopi Goldberg (left) Credit: World Bank; Geoffrey Okamoto, appointed IMF first deputy managing director (right)

IFI governance

News

Senior-level staff changes at World Bank and IMF

World Bank chief economist departs as key role is “eroded”, while IMF’s Georgieva makes series of high-level appointments.

7 April 2020