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International

Finance

Analysis

Democratic deficit: The IMF, Ecuador, and central bank independence

IMF's continued push for central bank independence criticised as undemocratic, unequal and for curtailing countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic.

13 July 2021

Finance

Analysis

The IMF's Comprehensive Surveillance Review: A bungled attempt at meeting the moment

Review maintains inadequate and inconsistent approach to economic and gender inequality, as well as climate change.

13 July 2021 | At Issue

Finance

Commentary

World Bank must place economic transformation at heart of IDA20 replenishment

IDA20 must take urgent action to ensure tangible support for economic transformation and decent jobs, and the establishment of a social protection fund.

13 July 2021 | Guest comment

Gender

Analysis

Latest IMF gender research: Making the economy work for women, or women work for the economy?

IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.

13 July 2021

IFI governance

Background

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency – the Bank’s foreign direct investment insurance arm

MIGA principally provides political risk insurance for private investors undertaking foreign direct investment.

13 July 2021

Environment

News

World Bank’s new Climate Change Action Plan fails to deliver much-needed transformative agenda

Plan lacks detail in key areas, including concrete commitments to end fossil fuels support.

13 July 2021

Finance

News

Former UN Independent Expert calls for end to IMF surcharges

Open letter calls for an end to IMF surcharges that penalise middle-income countries, limit their capacity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and meet their human rights obligations.

13 July 2021

Environment

News

World Bank's oil revenue outlook for Guyana at odds with climate action

Bank’s lofty projections for oil-based growth contradict more sober estimates that account for uncertainty in sector.

13 July 2021
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Other news

IFI governance

News

Civil society calls for IFC and MIGA to build upon CAO reform

Civil society urges IFC and MIGA to act to maximise the benefits of CAO reforms

13 July 2021

Environment

News

Dutch government sued at World Bank tribunal for fossil fuel phase out plan

ICSID suit against Dutch government’s fossil phase out highlights threat to climate action posed by investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanisms

13 July 2021

Accountability

News

IMF faces wave of calls to suspend loan disbursements in Africa

Activists call for suspension of IMF disbursements, raising alarm about lack of accountability for several African loans.

13 July 2021

Finance

Background

Special Drawing Rights as a sustainable option for financing fight against COVID-19 and economic recovery in Africa

Notes from the Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 April.

1 April 2021 | Minutes

Social services

Background

Education financing to reach the most marginalised: Challenges and solutions during COVID-19 response and recovery

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 31 March 2021.

31 March 2021 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Why climate transition risks are macro-critical: The IMF and enabling a green recovery

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum event on 30 March.

30 March 2021 | Minutes

Private Sector

Background

Private sector accountability in times of crisis

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 March.

29 March 2021 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Showcasing the impact of debt in poor countries and a proposal for fair and green recovery financing

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 March.

29 March 2021 | Minutes
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