Debt Justice's new report highlights urgent need for international debt workout mechanisms, as countries are forced to prioritise debt payments.
V20 calls for more equitable international financial system to tackle risks posed to climate vulnerable developing countries
The communiqué for the V20 highlighted multitude of crises facing climate-vulnerable developing countries, with continuing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and unequally felt climate change impacts now being exacerbated by the spillover effects from the Ukraine war.
Restart of Pakistan’s IMF loan agreement collapses with change in government, as soaring costs of IFC-supported LNG add to fiscal pain
Pakistan increases fuel prices in effort to meet IMF conditions, while cost of importing LNG surges.
To support the global economy, G7 should call for IMF to remove harmful surcharges
CSOs urge the G7 to take action to support debt-distressed economies by calling for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to immediately end its harmful surcharge policy.
G24 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2022
G24 finance ministers called for urgent global action to mitigate the effects of rising debt levels in emerging economies, and rising global food, energy and commodity prices.
New IMF Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST) – how to make it work for the Global South
RST must support low- and vulnerable middle-income countries to recover from the pandemic and tackle economic and climate-related structural challenges.
More than 150 groups call for the IMF to end its “unfair” and “counterproductive” surcharges
Over 160 civil society organizations from around the world are calling on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to end the “unfair” and “counterproductive” surcharges attached to its lending to the most heavily indebted countries. The open letter was sent to the IMF Executive Board on 7 April ahead of the 2022 IMF and World Bank’s Spring Meetings.
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
What are IMF surcharges?
This Inside the Institutions looks at the issue of surcharges, which are additional interest payments the IMF imposes on countries with large, outstanding debts to the IMF.
Argentine civil society denounces new IMF agreement as illegitimate
Civil society rejects new Agreement arguing IMF loan will be used to pay odious debt and result in reforms damaging to human rights.