World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank's reactive independent accountability mechanisms cannot address harms caused by lack of proper due diligence in Alto Maipo.
Latin America & Caribbean
Concerns over excessive austerity waved away, despite IEO admission that protection of low-income and vulnerable groups had fallen short.
Civil society and economists unite in calls for IMF to abolish unethical and harmful surcharges on member countries that undermine financial stability and Covid-19 recovery.
This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.
If the Special Drawing Rights allocation is to benefit the poorest and most vulnerable, decision makers must use SDRs to respond to the pandemic and its economic consequences.
IMF's continued push for central bank independence criticised as undemocratic, unequal and for curtailing countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic.
Mario Valencia of Latindadd explains the context of ongoing protests in Colombia following proposed tax increases from the IMF.
IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.
Fund warns cryptocurrencies are a threat to global financial stability as El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender.
Controversial loan from IMF could force country into severe spending cuts.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 6 October on the governance and resourcing implications of IMF's surcharges.
Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 31 March 2021.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 26 March.
Notes from the virtual Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum on 25 March 2021.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 24 March.
Government states that $346 million loan jeopardised “the country’s sovereignty and economic interests.”