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.
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.
Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué published on 17 April.
World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings take place amid a global health emergency which experts estimate could result in millions of deaths.
Looming financial crisis has roots in Bank's privatisation, financialisation and deregulation agenda.
World Bank and IMF contribute to financialisation and coorperatisation of agriculture contributing to food insecurity, concentration of power and climate emergency.
Ghana left with $250 million bill for unused gas in 2019 primarily due to ‘take or pay’ clause in Bank-supported PPP contract.
World Bank board silent following meeting on Guatemala dam investigation into IFC-linked harms.
CSO framework evaluates consequences of private sector activity on right to health.
Accountability Console provides complete database of Independent Accountability Mechanism complaints.
CAO initiates investigation following complaint related to IFC-funded Bridge International Academies in Kenya.
CSOs express concerns at congressional hearing about pending IFC capital increase.
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 16 October.
Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.
CAO convenes process after February complaint alleged land grabbing, negative livelihood impacts.
Abidjan Principles recognition by UN HRC states confronts World Bank privatization push in education.