Critical gender analysis of Bank's Development Policy Financing.
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Lagarde resignation kicks-off another leadership race overshadowed by gentleman’s agreement.
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.
One year after Oxfam study, IMF making progress on inequality agenda but still needs a fundamental shift
Alarm bells ringing as Ukraine struggles to meet IMF conditionality on fuel prices and anti-corruption approach criticised
Originally created to help the poor escape poverty and deprivation, the World Bank became the most important advocate for the commercialised microcredit model. Yet, critics argued it undermined the chances of sustainable and equitable development to create a poverty trap of historic proportions.
CSOs argue DBR’s deregulation policies do not lower income inequality or promote inclusive economic growth, instead incentivising tax competition and undermining inclusive development.
Scandal raises new questions about World Bank loans for Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP), after civil society previously raised concerns over human rights violations and the negative environmental impact of the project.
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 16 October.
This Civil Society Policy Forum Session was co-sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,…
Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.
Bank commissions energy options study, which will explore alternate electricity sources.
A June petition signed by more than 120,000 people called on IFIs, “to immediately stop funding for projects that are located in protected areas.”
EBRD approves €500 million loan for TAP, as Italy announces it will review its support for project
Complaint is latest in a series of environmental & social concerns raised about Southern Gas Corridor
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank 2017 spring meetings launching the third report in the Inspection Panel's new series on "emerging lessons", on environmental assessment.