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Philippines

IFI governance

Analysis

The IMF and World Bank: Aiding and abetting inequality in Asia

As inequality in Asia continues to deepen, civil society renews calls for IMF and World Bank to be held accountable for exacerbating inequality.

28 September 2018 | Comment

IFI governance

Background

Financing development through financial intermediaries: Exploring best practices in transparency

Notes from the 19 April Civil Society Policy Forum session on financing development through financial intermediaries at the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings.

19 April 2018 | Minutes

Conditionality

Analysis

Pro-poor or anti-poor? The World Bank and IMF’s approach to social protection

Stephen Kidd critiques Bretton Woods Institutions' approach to targeted social protection systems, arguing the poor lose out the most.

28 March 2018 | Briefing

Rights

Analysis

The IMF, Gender Equality and Labour

BWP briefing explores IMF's labour market policies in the context of women in the informal economy and suggests they will not contribute to decreasing inequalities.

2 October 2017 | Briefing

Environment

News

Flirting with disaster? World Bank's push for climate insurance questioned

The World Bank continues to push climate and disaster insurance programmes, despite concerns that such schemes are being ‘oversold’ and do not address the root challenges of making countries more resilient to climate change.

28 September 2017

Gender

Analysis

The IMF, Gender Equality and VAT

BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.

12 April 2017 | Briefing

Environment

Analysis

Behind the fumes: the dirty truth behind the World Bank’s commitments on climate change

New report provides evidence that IFC investments in financial intermediaries (FIs) support the construction of coal power plants in contradiction to World Bank policy and IFC statements that FI lending is ring-fenced and does not support coal.

31 January 2017

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

A revised Clean Technology Fund (CTF) pipeline management and cancellation policy has been approved. A document outlining further details on the proposed “CTF 2.0” will be discussed. Approval for reallocation of funds for a Morocco project was challenged by Germany and the decision postponed.

30 November 2016
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Other news

Environment

News

Landmark climate-change complaint against IFC lodged in Philippines

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).

6 December 2017

Social services

News

US Congresswoman criticises World Bank investments in water privatisation

A US Congresswoman has called for an end to the World Bank’s investments in water privatisation until a robust evaluation has taken place.

29 June 2016

Social services

News

Nigeria water privatisation questioned

Civil society in Nigeria has criticised and called for disclosure of a water privatisation scheme in Lagos involving the World Bank.

2 February 2015

IFI governance

Background

CSO roundtable with World Bank Group executive directors

Sponsor: World Bank Group Panelists:  Merza Hassan (Executive Director for Kuwait, and Dean of the…

8 April 2014

Social services

News

World Bank push for water privatisation challenged

New Bank report highlighting benefits of privatisation heavily criticised by NGOs, pointing to the impact on communities in the Philipines, left without water.

2 December 2013

Environment

Background

The economic case for climate action

Minutes from a World Bank/IMF seminar on climate change during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2013.

14 October 2013

Environment

IFC ignores rights in the Philippines?

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private sector lending arm, has been accused of neglecting the rights of indigenous people in the Philippines.

17 February 2011

Conditionality

News

Anyone with experience taxing sin?

The Philippine finance ministry asked for technical assistance from the both the IMF and the World Bank on the design of sin taxes.

1 April 2008
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