Argentina

Finance

Background

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

This session examined the governance and  resourcing implications of the IMF's surcharges and investigated whether they are necessary or, as some states claim, discriminatory and at odds with the IMF’s stated objective of assisting member countries to protect the most vulnerable and pursue an inclusive and sustainable recovery.

6 October 2021 | Minutes

Gender

Analysis

Latest IMF gender research: Making the economy work for women, or women work for the economy?

IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.

13 July 2021

Finance

News

Former UN Independent Expert calls for end to IMF surcharges

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.

13 July 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021

Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 5 April from the 2021 virtual World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings.

12 April 2021

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

News

IMF debt sustainability review lacking in ambition and transparency

New methodology fails to meet long-standing civil society calls to put needs of people before debt service.

23 March 2021

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

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

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

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

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