International

IFI governance

Background

Global health financing architecture for pandemic preparedness and response: Tackling future challenges and building on strong foundations

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum panel on 12 October titled "Global health financing architecture for pandemic preparedness and response: Tackling future challenges and building on strong foundations."

12 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Fit for purpose? IMF Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and taxation approaches during multiple intersecting crises

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 12 October titled "Fit for purpose? IMF Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and taxation approaches during multiple intersecting crises."

12 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Global South feminist perspectives and proposals on accelerating climate finance for countries facing debt crises

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 12 October titled, "Global South feminist perspectives and proposals on accelerating climate finance for countries facing debt crises."

12 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Green and just? Climate in IMF surveillance & lending – evidence from Pakistan, Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum on 11 October titled, "Green and just? Climate in IMF surveillance & lending – evidence from Pakistan, Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia."

11 October 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings 2022 Preamble: With risk of global recession on horizon, World Bank and IMF's ability to offer credible solutions remains in question

Economic turmoil and geopolitical fragmentation will provide the backdrop to the first in-person World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings since 2019.

6 October 2022

Finance

Analysis

G20 review calls for increased MDB lending as World Bank ignores urgent need for policy changes

G20 independent review calls for increased lending by multilateral development banks to address multiple crises, but lack of reform in World Bank crises response framework raises concerns about how it would use additional resources.

4 October 2022

Finance

Analysis

Monetary power and sovereign debt crises: The renewed case for a sovereign debt restructuring mechanism

The sovereign debt crises threatening states in the Global South are less about fiscal mismanagement and more about monetary power in the global currency hierarchy.

4 October 2022 | At Issue

Finance

Analysis

IMF debt sustainability analysis in times of compounding crises: Still unfit for purpose

New IMF debt sustainability framework fails to alleviate concerns over transparency and overoptimism in midst of large-scale debt crisis, as countries face severe austerity and private lenders wait for bailouts.

4 October 2022

Finance

Commentary

Quota reform needed at IMF in order to address 21st century challenges

As economic conditions worsen and the Fund's legitimacy comes under increasing pressure, IMF leaders gathering for the Annual Meetings must make progress on ongoing review of IMF quotas and agree a more equitable formula and distribution of voting power.

4 October 2022 | Guest comment

Environment

Analysis

World Bank’s failure to disclose details of climate finance accounting opens its claim to be leading green financier to scrutiny

Newly released study by Oxfam finds that the Bank’s claims of climate finance for FY2020 could be off by as much as 40 per cent, or $7 billion, highlighting the urgent need for greater public disclosure.

4 October 2022 | Guest analysis

Environment

News

IMF seeks to ‘unleash’ private climate finance, as experts question ‘de-risking state’ model

In the face of growing calls to ‘de-risk’ green investments for the private sector, academic experts call for developmental allocative green credit regimes, rather than market-led approaches.

4 October 2022

Environment

News

Pakistan calls for climate reparations, as CSOs push for fresh SDR allocation to ease multiple crises

Non-debt forms of financing essential, as many countries on front line of climate change face ‘polycrisis’ that threatens macroeconomic stability.

4 October 2022