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As the IMF celebrates the rise of VAT, women and those least able to pay are left behind in worsening inequality crisis.
Implementation in full of the independent review of IFC, MIGA and CAO is essential if institutions are to meet persistent accountability and remedy gaps.
Egypt, Ukraine, South Africa and Ecuador have recently signed IMF loan programmes that involve severe austerity measures.
Civil society, trade unions and academics call for permanent end of Doing Business Report as World Bank suspends its publication due to data irregularities.
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.
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.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 October.
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 16 October.
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 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.
IFC announces changes to environment and social safeguards after historic United States Supreme Court ruling.
This Civil Society Policy Forum Session was co-sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,…