V20 seeks confirmation of official observer status at the Bretton Woods Institutions by COP28, as IMF quota review fails to give greater voting power to climate vulnerable countries.
The success of the World Bank Evolution Roadmap will depend on developed countries' willingness to bridge the gap with developing countries by increasing Global South decision-making power and committing to a capital increase.
Despite lofty rhetoric, Bank’s attempts to use scarce concessional finance to build investable project pipelines to secure power sector decarbonisation faces significant hurdles.
BWP is now accepting applications for the new role of Environment Project Officer, which will support the Project's advocacy and research on the Bretton Woods Institutions' climate-related policies.
Civil society questions the proposed expansion of the Cascade approach, which has failed to deliver the ‘trillions’ promised.
Bank’s approach relies on countries' national climate plans, which are not currently collectively aligned with 1.5°C temperature goal.
Lack of consensus over Ukraine conflict meant Development Committee once again failed to agree a communiqué, with split also emerging over sources of funding for Bank’s expanded mission.
V20 called for substantive debt relief and increased concessional financing to help break vicious cycle of debt and Loss and Damage, and spur ‘climate-positive development’.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy From on 13 April titled "Navigating Africa’s debt conundrum amid multiple crisis: Looking beyond the G20 Common Framework."
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 14 October titled "Greening whole economies? Unpacking World Bank plans for Paris alignment by July 2023."
As IMF and World Bank tinker at margins, 50 policymakers, diplomats and academics from over 26 countries issue Havana Declaration calling for an assertion of Southern power and the building of a new "planetary bloc".
BWP is pleased to welcome Friederike Strub as our Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Lead and Amy McShane as Gender Project Officer.
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.
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.