Poverty analysis

Knowledge

Analysis

Let them eat cake! IMF the equality champion?

The IMF released papers accepting the case against inequality, however it shows no indication of changing its demands upon borrowing countries.

31 March 2014

Knowledge

News

Lagarde - equality champion?

Lagarde discusses income inequality in UK speech and cites Oxfam paper that criticises IMF, but ignores recommendations to reduce income inequality.

27 February 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank's new strategy: 'deliverology' for the private sector?

As the World Bank's attention moves from goal-setting to implementation of a new strategy, it is becoming clear that it intends to further prioritise the role of the private sector and adopt many practices of its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as the main pillars for the whole group.

26 June 2013

Knowledge

News

Education for all?

World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim has put global education on his priority list, however major ideological differences are emerging between education coalitions about whether this should be delivered through a private or public model.

26 June 2013

Infrastructure

Background

Colombia case study: results measurement and poverty eradication

This session examined Colombia's private sector partnerships and poverty eradication programme.

23 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

The private sector and poverty eradication

This session gave an overview on the links between private sector and healthcare provision in tackling poverty.

23 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Bending the arc of poverty

The session focused on the World Bank's development strategy, poverty eradication goals, global inequality, and the threat of climate change.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Financial and housing crises, the Bank's safeguards and the right to adequate housing

This session featured a presentation from UN special rapporteur on the links between financial and housing crises, safeguards and the right to adequate housing.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

From the Arab revolutions to global austerity trends

This session examined issues thrown up by the Arab revolutions, including the fiscal, monetary, tax and investment policies being considered by governments facilitating, or hindering countries in the Arab and other regions in building an inclusive economy and supporting socioeconomic recovery, the impact on public expenditure for the strengthening of education, health, and other social sectors as well as the management of chronic and high unemployment and high food and fuel prices.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

Knowledge

Background

Frameworks to support IMF policy advice to low-income countries

This event examined financial Sector Surveillance in Low Income Countries - Financial Deepening and Macro-stability Financial Deepening and Macro-Stability

18 April 2013 | Minutes