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Latin America & Caribbean

Finance

Analysis

The IMF and World Bank-led Covid-19 recovery: ‘Building back better’ or locking in broken policies?

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.

16 July 2020

Conditionality

Analysis

The IMF’s role in the devastating impacts of Covid-19 – the case of Ecuador

IMF-backed austerity measures starved health sector prior to pandemic, yet Fund continues to prescribe devastating long-term fiscal consolidation.

16 July 2020 | Guest analysis

Accountability

News

CSOs raise concerns about conflict of interest related to World Bank technical assistance loan in Guyana

Law firm contracted under World Bank technical assistance apparently backs out after CSOs expose links to ExxonMobil.

16 July 2020

Rights

News

IFC denies responsibility for community harms following CAO’s Guatemala dam investigation

IFC denies responsibility for harms to the community in dam case despite investigation findings.

16 July 2020

IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2020

Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 14 April.

21 April 2020

Private Sector

Analysis

Recipe for disaster: The IMF and World Bank’s role in the financialisation of food and agriculture

World Bank and IMF contribute to financialisation and coorperatisation of agriculture contributing to food insecurity, concentration of power and climate emergency.

7 April 2020
A fracking well in Vaca Muerta, Argentina.

Finance

Analysis

Fracking’s false hope: Why fossil fuels won’t help to repay Argentina’s national debt

Argentina’s strategy to increase fossil fuel exports to ease debt burden ignores need for increased state investments and climate commitments.

7 April 2020 | At Issue

Conditionality

News

Uprising and discontent: Global protests erupt against IMF-backed policies

From Latin America to North Africa and the Middle East, governments experience backlash against IMF loan programmes and policy recommendations.

12 December 2019
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Other news

Finance

News

Argentina increases offer to bondholders after IMF claims “room for improvement”

Private creditors provided with IMF backing in Argentina negotiations as country enters into default.

16 July 2020

Finance

News

Failure to lend to Venezuela and Iran once again raises questions around IMF’s political neutrality

IMF fails to respond to loan requests from Iran and Venezula as they struggle to respond to increasing Covid-19 cases and deaths.

16 July 2020

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
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