Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum event on April 14 2023 titled "Voices of the Global South: Taxation and polycrisis"
Against regressive taxes and austerity: IMF and World Bank must pivot tax policies to support a just and green transition
This year, 85 per cent of the world’s population lives under austerity measures, while multinational enterprises and the wealthy have benefited from privileged tax structures and regressivity, allowing inequality to widen.
World Bank’s financial inclusion agenda blind to growing gendered over-indebtedness
The World Bank’s financial inclusion agenda in time of cost-of-living crisis, austerity and financialisation promotes indebtedness of the poor, especially women.
Implications of financial deepening for inequality and its impact on gender, poverty, and marginalization
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum panel on 14 October 2022 titled "Implications of financial deepening for inequality and its impact on gender, poverty, and marginalization."
IFC approves loan to industrial agriculture producer in Brazil despite pleas for protection of sensitive grassland biome
World Bank’s IFC $200 loan for large-scale agricultural production in Brazil disregards serious human rights and environmental concerns, despite calls by 200 civil society organisations globally
IMF surcharges: A necessary tool or counter-productive obstacle to a just and green recovery?
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 6 October on the governance and resourcing implications of IMF's surcharges.
IMFC communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.
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.
Building a feminist recovery for all: Gender transformative policies are more urgent than ever
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 October.
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.
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.
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.