IMF's continued push for central bank independence criticised as undemocratic, unequal and for curtailing countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic.
Latin America & Caribbean
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.
Open letter calls for an end to IMF surcharges that penalise middle-income countries, limit their capacity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and meet their human rights obligations.
Bank’s lofty projections for oil-based growth contradict more sober estimates that account for uncertainty in sector.
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.
Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 5 April from the 2021 virtual World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings.
Latin American Indigenous Peoples call on the World Bank to safeguard their rights and ensure its programmes are based on their own proposals.
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.”
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 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.