International

IFI governance

Analysis

V20 communiqué analysis Spring Meetings 2023: Climate vulnerable countries call for global financial architecture fit to tackle climate and debt emergencies

V20 called for substantive debt relief and increased concessional financing to help break vicious cycle of debt and Loss and Damage, and spur ‘climate-positive development’.

19 April 2023

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2023 Wrap up: Bretton Woods Institutions fail to deliver a transformative ‘evolution’

In the absence of transformative reform blocked by geopolitical fragmentation, the World Bank and IMF continue addressing global challenges with short-term, misguided measures of trickledown economics and private sector over reliance.

18 April 2023

IFI governance

Background

Time to get Macro? Gendered effects of World Bank macroeconomic policy amidst IFI reform

Notes from the CSPF panel "Time to get Macro? Gendered effects of World Bank macroeconomic policy amidst IFI reform" on Friday the 14th of April 2023. 

14 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

IMF strategy on social spending: New direction or band-aid?

Notes from Civil Society Policy From event from April 12 2023, titled "IMF strategy on social spending: New direction or Band-Aid?"

12 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Protecting biodiversity in a biodiversity crisis

Notes from the CSPF on 12 April titled "Protecting biodiversity in a biodiversity crisis."

12 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Why Paris Alignment must be part of the Evolution Roadmap and what this should look like

Notes from the CSPF on 12 April titled "Why Paris Alignment must be part of the Evolution Roadmap and what this should look like."

12 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Political economic reforms in the extractive sector as a catalyst to sustainable development in Africa

Notes from the CSPF on 12 April titled "Political economic reforms in the extractive sector as a catalyst to sustainable development in Africa."

12 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Financial flows, capital controls, and development impacts in the Global South

Notes from the CSPF on 11 April titled "Financial flows, capital controls, and development impacts in the Global South."

11 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2023 Preamble: Threats to multilateral system and to achievement of development goals mount as hopes of substantive reform at World Bank and IMF wane

Spring Meetings unlikely to deliver structural reforms required to respond to worsening polycrisis, as Global North-driven World Bank reform set to divert attention from poverty and inequality and geopolitical tensions dampen hopes of new SDR allocation and IMF quota reform.

6 April 2023

IFI governance

Analysis

Democratic deficit in World Bank presidential appointment: Where is the evolution?

The World Bank Group needs to address its democratic deficit and lack of accountability. As it prepares to elect a new president and implement its “evolution roadmap”, it should use these key opportunities to embrace a profound reform.

5 April 2023

IFI governance

Analysis

The IMF at the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The need for governance reform

As the world celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is time the IMF’s shareholders use the opportunities provided by the anniversary and growing calls for reforms to the international financial architecture to redesign the IMF’s governance structures and programmes to ensure they are consistent with the commitments outlined in 1948 and with international human rights law.

5 April 2023 | At Issue

Finance

Analysis

The global financial architecture and the international debt crisis: An urgent call for reform

Influence of unreformed international financial institutions and creditor interests in debt solutions in low- and middle-income countries plagued by delay and ineffective when undertaken.

5 April 2023 | At Issue