World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
Latin America & Caribbean
UN releases Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms, begging the question of how the IMF will respond.
Latest IMF guidance on gender issues raises more questions than answers as it opens the door to impact assessments and alternative macro policies.
Clampdown on civil society leaves stain on this year’s Annual Meetings, as global civic space is increasingly under threat
As IMF increases Argentina loan, its policies continue to ignore root causes of crisis with predictable impacts for Argentinians
The Doing Business Report 2019 criticised by civil society over its promotion of deregulation and low business tax.
At the end of every year, the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and World Bank staff. This time, it’s set to music.
One year after Oxfam study, IMF making progress on inequality agenda but still needs a fundamental shift
IFC announces changes to environment and social safeguards after historic United States Supreme Court ruling.
The World Bank-funded International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has published its proposed changes to its rules for resolving disputes between states and foreign investors, with ongoing consultation.
This Civil Society Policy Forum Session was co-sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,…
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 10 April, which looked at sustainable infrastructure from fiscal, rights and climate lenses.
IMF's new chief economist views on exchange rates considered unorthodox
In March CAO found a complaint on behalf of communities affected by IFC’s investment in the Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile eligible for further assessment.
The government of Suriname has cancelled its loan programme with the IMF, claiming its conditionalities were too much to bear for its citizens.
CSO ICAR submitted a letter to the World Bank about safeguarding provisions on the use of public and private security personnel. Concerns were raised about the inappropriate use of force and high-risk situations.