New common framework for debt relief announced at G20 Leaders’ Summit maintains prominent role of IMF and fails to include World Bank debt relief.
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.
The different arms of the World Bank Group lend money to developing countries and private enterprises.
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.
It is time for the IMF and World Bank to understand their own responsibility and decolonise their approach.
The international financial system’s reliance upon credit ratings – usually based on dubious premises – needs urgent rethinking.
Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings 29 September session on corruption and Covid-19 recovery.
Database launched on Covid-19-related IMF spending to help civil society keep track of lending programmes.
CSOs raise concerns about IDA19 proposed policy commitments and lack of formal consultation.
Two new CSO reports document inadequate response by states, the IMF and World Bank.