Civil society day of action rejects corporate agenda and greenwashing in World Bank and IMF Covid-19 recovery.
Fund warns cryptocurrencies are a threat to global financial stability as El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender.
UN official and civil society criticise World Bank and other MDBs for lack of ambition at COP26.
BWP is looking for a Project Officer to support the Bretton Woods Project team in monitoring the work of the World Bank and IMF, supporting critical civil society communities, and advocating for transformational change.
Private sector first approach intact in IDA20 replenishment despite CSO recommendations.
This Inside the Institutions looks at the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights, including their history and usage, with a focus on the latest allocation, which accounts for 69 per cent of the SDRs ever disbursed.
IMF advice makes it challenging for countries to achieve education finance goals agreed at UN declaration.
New briefing by ActionAid USA and the Bretton Woods Project highlights research showing that IMF policy advice has undermined a just energy transition since the Paris Agreement was signed.
The Development Committee communiqué was published on 15 October. It acknowledged an uneven and uncertain path to recovery, while it kept silent on the need for a TRIPS waiver of the Covid-19 vaccines and said little about the IMF’s new $650 billion allocation of SDRs.
Doing Business scandal once again highlights that geopolitical wrangling is key driving force behind Bretton Woods Institutions’ governance structure and policy prescriptions.
G20 offers sanguine tone on the global health and debt crises, failing to address issues related to vaccines and private creditors.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 September on the implications and shortcomings of how Development Policy Financing nudges countries towards policy reforms.