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Latin America & Caribbean

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2022 Wrap-Up: Progress on key issues side-tracked by Ukraine invasion and BWIs’ own sense of drift

Spring Meetings conclude with frantic calls for stronger multilateralism, but few advances in key issues such as Covid-19 unequal recovery, debt, inequality and climate crises, while Russia participation prevents G20, G24 and Development Committee from releasing a communique.

26 April 2022

Finance

News

Argentine civil society denounces new IMF agreement as illegitimate

Civil society rejects new Agreement arguing IMF loan will be used to pay odious debt and result in reforms damaging to human rights.

6 April 2022
Ecosistemas advocates protest against Alto Maipo project before IFC building.

Accountability

Commentary

Alto Maipo: Harms endure due to MDBs' lack of proper due diligence

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.

9 December 2021 | Guest comment

IFI governance

News

Independent Evaluation Office downplays IMF’s promotion of austerity whilst civil society warns of further cuts

Concerns over excessive austerity waved away, despite IEO admission that protection of low-income and vulnerable groups had fallen short.

9 December 2021

Finance

News

IMF’s punishing surcharges strain Covid-19 response and recovery efforts

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.

9 December 2021

Finance

Analysis

Learning lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic: The World Bank’s macroeconomic policies and women’s rights

This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.

29 September 2021 | Briefings

Finance

News

Time for action: How can IMF help countries use their SDRs for crisis recovery?

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.

22 September 2021

Finance

Analysis

Democratic deficit: The IMF, Ecuador, and central bank independence

IMF's continued push for central bank independence criticised as undemocratic, unequal and for curtailing countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic.

13 July 2021
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IFI governance

Background

Are we heading towards an austerity-based recovery?

Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum event on April 13, 2022 on "Are We Heading Towards and Austerity-Based Recovery?"

13 April 2022 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Did pandemic spending go towards a Feminist People’s Recovery in Africa and Latin America?

Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum event on 8 April 2022 titled 'Did Pandemic Spending Go towards a Feminist People’s Recovery in Africa and Latin America?'

8 April 2022 | Minutes

Finance

News

IMF takes steps to control cryptocurrency policies

Fund warns cryptocurrencies are a threat to global financial stability as El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender.

9 December 2021

Finance

News

Tensions escalate between Argentina and the IMF ahead of crucial loan repayment deadline

Controversial loan from IMF could force country into severe spending cuts.

9 December 2021

IFI governance

Background

IMF surcharges: A necessary tool or counter-productive obstacle to a just and green recovery?

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 6 October on the governance and resourcing implications of IMF's surcharges.

6 October 2021 | Minutes

Social services

Background

Education financing to reach the most marginalised: Challenges and solutions during COVID-19 response and recovery

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 31 March 2021.

31 March 2021 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Development Policy Finance: Critical concerns surrounding accountability and outcomes for people and the climate

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 26 March.

26 March 2021 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

An economic future for whom? The Cascade/MFD and recovery

Notes from the virtual Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum on 25 March 2021.

25 March 2021 | Minutes
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