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Latin America & Caribbean

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings wrap-up: Bretton Woods Institutions continue sleepwalking, as economic uncertainty and social tensions intensify

Seventy-five years after their founding, the World Bank and IMF held their Annual Meetings amidst heightened fears of another global financial crisis.

23 October 2019

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF Ecuador agreement undermines workers’ rights

IMF programme raises questions over unconstitutional attack on workers' rights.

3 October 2019

Environment

News

Links between Amazon deforestation and World Bank exposed

IFC equity investment linked to development of key Brazilian transport corridor, leading to accelerated deforestation in the area.

3 October 2019

Finance

News

Why did the IMF fail to take pre-emptive measures in Argentina?

Effectiveness of IMF’s approach questioned, as Argentina undergoes technical default.

3 October 2019

Land

Analysis

The highest bidder takes it all: The World Bank's new scheme to privatise land in the Global South

World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.

4 April 2019 | At Issue

Rights

News

Will IMF stick its head in the sand on human rights Guiding Principles?

UN releases Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms, begging the question of how the IMF will respond.

4 April 2019

Gender

Analysis

The IMF and Gender Equality: Operationalising Change

Latest IMF guidance on gender issues raises more questions than answers as it opens the door to impact assessments and alternative macro policies.

14 February 2019 | Briefings

Rights

Commentary

World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings marred by clampdown on People’s Global Conference

Clampdown on civil society leaves stain on this year’s Annual Meetings, as global civic space is increasingly under threat

6 December 2018 | Guest comment
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Other news

Environment

Background

World Bank Group Paris Alignment: Governance & private sector participation in the energy sector

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 16 October.

1 November 2019 | Minutes

Gender

Background

Cutting to the core: Rethinking the IMF’s way of doing business to tackle gender inequalities

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 17 October on the IMF’s approach to gender.

28 October 2019 | Minutes

Environment

Background

The IMF & climate change: Can the Fund help countries avoid a ‘climate Minsky moment’?

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 18 October on the role of the IMF in tackling climate risk.

28 October 2019 | Minutes

Gender

Background

Sexual orientation & gender identity – considering risk mitigation within World Bank programming

This Civil Society Policy Forum Session was co-sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,…

18 April 2019 | Minutes

Rights

News

IFC announces changes to environmental and social framework after loss of immunity in the US

IFC announces changes to environment and social safeguards after historic United States Supreme Court ruling.

30 July 2019

Infrastructure

Background

Sustainable Infrastructure: Aligning with Rights and the SDGs

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 10 April, which looked at sustainable infrastructure from fiscal, rights and climate lenses.

17 April 2019 | Minutes

Rights

News

World Bank dispute arbitration mechanism publishes proposed rule changes

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.

6 December 2018

IFI governance

News

IMF appoints Gita Gopinath as its first female chief economist

IMF's new chief economist views on exchange rates considered unorthodox

6 December 2018
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