Early evidence suggests IMF programmes are maintaining long-term fiscal consolidation targets, while World Bank further continues Maximizing Finance for Development narrative amidst Covid-19 crisis.
IMF-backed austerity measures starved health sector prior to pandemic, yet Fund continues to prescribe devastating long-term fiscal consolidation.
Concerns raised about IMF conditions pushing women back into poverty and informal work.
From Latin America to North Africa and the Middle East, governments experience backlash against IMF loan programmes and policy recommendations.
IMF programme raises questions over unconstitutional attack on workers' rights.
As Fund publishes its first comprehensive review of conditionality since the financial crisis, questions arise about the Fund's capacity to create economic stability and the rise of structural conditions.
Fears of further clampdown on protesters emerge as Zimbabwe implements Fund-backed economic reforms.
Fund publishes social spending strategy, civil society deems outcome too little too late.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 10 April on the incoherence between IMF-backed austerity policies, via loan conditionality and policy advice, and the realization of the right to health.
General Secretary of Tunisia's largest trade union calls for an overhaul of the IMF's approach to bring about socially just expansionary policies, after strikes overturn IMF-backed wage bill