Notes from IEG-sponsored citizen's engagement civil society policy forum session - 19 April
The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.
Notes of spring meeting session on impact investments, 18 April.
New concerns have been raised on the World Bank’s involvement in the Simandou mine in Guinea, including on the use of biodiversity offsets, while civil society has repeated unaddressed concerns on the Mongolia Oyu Tolgoi mine. Further concerns have been raised on mines in Dominican Republic, Peru and South Africa.
Minutes of an IMF consultation on fiscal transparency policy
A controversial tax reform programme in the Dominican Republic was forced onto the country by the IMF, in the words of finance minister Vicente Bengoa, “at gun point”.
Six people were killed and over 20 wounded in the Dominican Republic on 11 November during a strike called to protest austerity measures called for by the IMF.