New BWP briefing offers critical gender analysis of World Bank lending instrument to borrowing countries.
East Asia & Pacific
World Bank and IFC identified as key funders of projects that endanger human rights defenders.
Latest Review of Quotas expected to be quashed, as US signals it will block reform.
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
Clampdown on civil society leaves stain on this year’s Annual Meetings, as global civic space is increasingly under threat
IMF and World Bank continue to undermine gender equality through bulk of macroeconomic policy advice.
The Doing Business Report 2019 criticised by civil society over its promotion of deregulation and low business tax.
International Finance Corporation announced new ‘green equity’ policy to encourage financial intermediaries to divest from coal, while Bank pulled plug on mooted Kosovo coal project.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 10 April, which looked at sustainable infrastructure from fiscal, rights and climate lenses.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 12 April on the changing international tax landscape from a feminist perspective and challenging IFIs’ role in shaping it at the World Bank and IMF's 2019 Spring Meetings.
As Pakistan requests an IMF loan amid concerns about its debt sustainability, the IMF response is caught up in China-US tensions.
Bank and GCF finalise framework agreement, meaning nine co-financed projects can go forward.
Malaysian workers certify union of choice despite efforts of IFC-backed company.
BWP publishes Dispatch as civil society organise alternative events during IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali
World Bank board to formalise contentious general capital increase at October Annual Meetings
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) makes history by filing first ever climate-related complaint against the IFC with the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO).