Egypt, Ukraine, South Africa and Ecuador have recently signed IMF loan programmes that involve severe austerity measures.
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
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.
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.
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 16 October.
Critical gender analysis of Bank's Development Policy Financing.
Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.
Lagarde resignation kicks-off another leadership race overshadowed by gentleman’s agreement.
This Civil Society Policy Forum Session was co-sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,…
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.