Early evidence suggests IMF programmes are maintaining long-term fiscal consolidation targets, while World Bank further continues Maximizing Finance for Development narrative amidst Covid-19 crisis.
Latin America & Caribbean
IMF-backed austerity measures starved health sector prior to pandemic, yet Fund continues to prescribe devastating long-term fiscal consolidation.
Law firm contracted under World Bank technical assistance apparently backs out after CSOs expose links to ExxonMobil.
IFC denies responsibility for harms to the community in dam case despite investigation findings.
Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 14 April.
World Bank and IMF contribute to financialisation and coorperatisation of agriculture contributing to food insecurity, concentration of power and climate emergency.
Argentina’s strategy to increase fossil fuel exports to ease debt burden ignores need for increased state investments and climate commitments.
From Latin America to North Africa and the Middle East, governments experience backlash against IMF loan programmes and policy recommendations.
Private creditors provided with IMF backing in Argentina negotiations as country enters into default.
IMF fails to respond to loan requests from Iran and Venezula as they struggle to respond to increasing Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 16 October.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 17 October on the IMF’s approach to gender.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 18 October on the role of the IMF in tackling climate risk.
This Civil Society Policy Forum Session was co-sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,…
IFC announces changes to environment and social safeguards after historic United States Supreme Court ruling.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 10 April, which looked at sustainable infrastructure from fiscal, rights and climate lenses.