IFI Lending

Finance

Analysis

G20 debt proposal continues to favour creditors

New common framework for debt relief announced at G20 Leaders’ Summit maintains prominent role of IMF and fails to include World Bank debt relief.

14 December 2020

Finance

News

First gathering of world’s public development banks fails to deliver concrete commitments

World Bank and other MDBs fail to sign on to general declaration as multilateral leadership on solutions to climate, debt and inequality crises remains inadequate.

10 December 2020

Finance

Background

Who can borrow from the World Bank?

The different arms of the World Bank Group lend money to developing countries and private enterprises.

10 December 2020 | FAQ

Finance

Background

What types of financing does the IMF provide?

The IMF provides various types of loans to member governments. This background article explains how IMF lending works and sets out the differences between the main types of IMF lending.

7 October 2020 | FAQ

Rights

Analysis

Repairing harm caused: What could a reparations approach mean for the IMF and World Bank?

It is time for the IMF and World Bank to understand their own responsibility and decolonise their approach.

6 October 2020 | At Issue

Finance

Analysis

World Bank’s rating obsession will negate debt justice

The international financial system’s reliance upon credit ratings – usually based on dubious premises – needs urgent rethinking.

12 August 2020 | At Issue

Accountability

Background

Tracking the trillions: Emergency funds, corruption and making the Covid-19 recovery work for all

Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings 29 September session on corruption and Covid-19 recovery.

29 September 2020 | Minutes

Finance

News

IMF watchdog releases Covid-19 tracker

Database launched on Covid-19-related IMF spending to help civil society keep track of lending programmes.

16 July 2020

Finance

Analysis

Shut out of IDA19, civil society organisations disappointed with proposals

CSOs raise concerns about IDA19 proposed policy commitments and lack of formal consultation.

3 October 2019

Finance

News

Inequality crisis worsens as World Bank and IMF persist with failed policies

Two new CSO reports document inadequate response by states, the IMF and World Bank.

4 April 2019