From Latin America to North Africa and the Middle East, governments experience backlash against IMF loan programmes and policy recommendations.
BWP briefing explores IMF's labour market policies in the context of women in the informal economy and suggests they will not contribute to decreasing inequalities.
Pipeline management and cancellation policies are in preparation for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) to address funding constraints, with no funding available for new pilot countries’ projects. Questions were raised about gender impacts for a renewable energy project in Mozambique.
New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) Monitor, including an update on the Green Climate Fund, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs trust fund committee meetings.
New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Fund (CIFs) Monitor, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs trust fund committee meetings.
The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) has called for urgent donations to be able to finance projects pending approval. The CIF strategic directions paper proposed for a new private sector window to be set up. Concerns were raised about community consultations in Samoa and around resettlement risks related to a Haiti project.
The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) has expanded with ten countries despite a lack of funds. The US questioned the approval of a Bolivia project and resettlement issues were raised on two Cambodia projects.
Shayda Naficy argues that water infrastructure and distribution should be financed and managed by public entities rather than through privatisation.
Government states that $346 million loan jeopardised “the country’s sovereignty and economic interests.”
ICSID, a World Bank arm for investor-state dispute arbitration, ruled that the $250 million case brought by Pac Rim Cayman against El Salvador in 2009 was without merit.
Notes of a meeting on sovereign debt restructuring after SCOTUS at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014
Notes of a meeting on governance and impact report 2014 at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014
Notes of a meeting on comparative analysis of social and environmental safeguards in IFIs at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014
The World Bank's Bolivia office has decided to get into the propaganda game. This month it produced a snazzy little 22-page booklet that it is distributing by the tens of thousands in three major Bolivian dailies, in La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz. The booklet is titled, "Ten Things They Never Told You About the World Bank in Bolivia."
En enero del 2008, más de 800 grupos de ciudadanos de 59 países de todos los continentes presentaron una solicitud a Robert Zoellick, Presidente del Banco Mundial, exigiendo que el Banco respete la decisión de Bolivia de retirarse del Centro Internacional para la Presentación de Disputas sobre Inversiones.
Ecuador intends to prevent oil and mining disputes from going to the Bank's International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.