IFI Lending

Finance

Analysis

Economic stability with social instability: The IMF and austerity protests in Colombia

Mario Valencia of Latindadd explains the context of ongoing protests in Colombia following proposed tax increases from the IMF.

13 July 2021

Finance

Commentary

World Bank must place economic transformation at heart of IDA20 replenishment

IDA20 must take urgent action to ensure tangible support for economic transformation and decent jobs, and the establishment of a social protection fund.

13 July 2021 | Guest comment

Finance

Background

Development Policy Finance: Critical concerns surrounding accountability and outcomes for people and the climate

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 26 March.

26 March 2021 | Minutes

Finance

Background

What is World Bank Development Policy Financing?

This Inside the Institutions provides an overview of one of the World Bank’s most controversial types of lending, Development Policy Financing, and outlines some key critiques of the instrument.

23 March 2021

Finance

News

New Bolivian government returns “irregular and onerous” IMF loan

Government states that $346 million loan jeopardised “the country’s sovereignty and economic interests.”

23 March 2021

Finance

News

World Bank in talks over early IDA replenishment this year

Civil society calls for policy package to meet Covid-19 ‘just recovery’ needs.

23 March 2021

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