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Private Sector

Analysis

How IMF and World Bank support for financialisation undermines human rights

IMF and World Bank policies and programmes work in tandem to expand and deepen financialisation, exacerbating the inequality crisis and harming human rights, financial stability and democratic governance

6 April 2022 | At Issue

Environment

News

World Bank accused of being ‘ongoing underperformer’ at COP26, as key Bank shareholders commit to fossil-fuel finance phaseout

UN official and civil society criticise World Bank and other MDBs for lack of ambition at COP26.

9 December 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis - Annual Meetings 2021

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.

19 October 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings Wrap-up: despite urgent climate and development needs, geopolitics and deference to private finance rule the day

Doing Business scandal once again highlights that geopolitical wrangling is key driving force behind Bretton Woods Institutions’ governance structure and policy prescriptions.

19 October 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis - Annual Meetings 2021

G24 finance ministers called for urgent measures to arrest the unequal recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

19 October 2021

Environment

Analysis

World Bank’s plans for Indonesia: Delayed action on climate and continued coal and gas support

Indonesian civil society have raised concerns that the World Bank is promoting gas and supporting further coal expansion in its new Country Partnership Framework.

29 September 2021 | At Issue

Environment

News

World Bank’s new Climate Change Action Plan fails to deliver much-needed transformative agenda

Plan lacks detail in key areas, including concrete commitments to end fossil fuels support.

13 July 2021

Rights

Analysis

Latin American Indigenous Peoples call on World Bank to safeguard their rights

Latin American Indigenous Peoples call on the World Bank to safeguard their rights and ensure its programmes are based on their own proposals.

23 March 2021 | Guest analysis
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IFI governance

Background

The World Bank’s Development Policy Financing: implications for a just, green and feminist recovery

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.

19 October 2021 | Minutes

Infrastructure

News

New US treasury guidance introduces limits for US support for fossil fuels at World Bank

Civil society voices concern about continued support for fossil gas under the policy.

22 September 2021

Social services

Background

World Bank Group’s ‘Maximizing Finance for Development’ in times of Covid-19

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings 5 October session on the World Bank's 'Maximizing Finance for Development' and the Covid-19 response.

5 October 2020 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Covid-19 and debt: Going beyond debt suspension towards a systemic response to debt crises

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum 28 September Session at the IMF and World Bank 2020 Annual Meetings on Covid-19 and debt.

28 September 2020 | Minutes

Accountability

News

Civil society urges US Congress to hold IFC accountable before approving capital increase

CSOs express concerns at congressional hearing about pending IFC capital increase.

12 December 2019

Accountability

News

IFC capital increase not a priority for US Congress

US Congress yet to approve World Bank’s proposed capital increase agreed in 2018.

30 July 2019

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson

Notes from a meeting with the UK World Bank Executive Director on 6 July 2018.

28 August 2018 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

World Bank general capital increase to be formalised in October

World Bank board to formalise contentious general capital increase at October Annual Meetings

27 July 2018
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