Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Egypt, Ukraine, South Africa and Ecuador have recently signed IMF loan programmes that involve severe austerity measures.
Civil society, trade unions and academics call for permanent end of Doing Business Report as World Bank suspends its publication due to data irregularities.
Early evidence suggests IMF programmes are maintaining long-term fiscal consolidation targets, while World Bank further continues Maximizing Finance for Development narrative amidst Covid-19 crisis.
New energy policy sees European Investment Bank end support for unabated coal, oil and gas from 2021.
Critical gender analysis of Bank's Development Policy Financing.
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.
World Bank plans to publish latest DBR in March and undertake an external review of the report’s methodology.
Bank and Fund-backed land bill passed in dead of night during lockdown favouring private investors and Western agribusiness.
Ukraine passes contentious draft land reform law under pressure from World Bank, IMF and EBRD.
Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.
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,…
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.”