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South Asia

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2022 Wrap-Up: Progress on key issues side-tracked by Ukraine invasion and BWIs’ own sense of drift

Spring Meetings conclude with frantic calls for stronger multilateralism, but few advances in key issues such as Covid-19 unequal recovery, debt, inequality and climate crises, while Russia participation prevents G20, G24 and Development Committee from releasing a communique.

26 April 2022

Environment

Commentary

IMF programme in Pakistan undermines renewable energy roll-out

Loan programme in Pakistan undermines country’s plans for low-carbon transition, as tax breaks on renewables and EVs slashed from IMF-mandated mini-budget.

6 April 2022 | Guest comment

Conditionality

Analysis

New IMF-Pakistan agreement likely to have adverse impact on women

IMF and Pakistan have reached agreement for a further loan disbursement, with Pakistan agreeing to significant cuts.

9 December 2021 | Guest analysis

IFI governance

Analysis

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.

13 April 2021

Finance

Analysis

G20 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021

Analysis of the G20 communiqué published on 7 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.

12 April 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

Land

Analysis

India’s new farm laws mirror international financial institutions’ vision of agriculture

Thousands of Indian farmers protest damaging World Bank and IMF-supported reforms to agriculture laws.

23 March 2021 | Guest comment

Finance

News

Evaluation finds IMF advice on capital controls lacking empirical support

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office suggests that Fund guidelines are too restrictive and recommends a refresh in light of recent experience and research.

23 March 2021
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Other news

Social services

News

Civil society hails IFC’s divestment from for-profit education provider Bridge International Academies

The divestment follows a 2020 freeze in new IFC direct and indirect investments in for-profit education providers.

6 April 2022

Social services

News

Global Day of Action against the IMF and World Bank rejects corporate recovery agenda

Civil society day of action rejects corporate agenda and greenwashing in World Bank and IMF Covid-19 recovery.

9 December 2021

Social services

News

Malpass makes World Bank a pariah with opposition to TRIPS waiver

World Bank President comes out against temporarily waiving intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines

13 July 2021

Environment

Background

Why climate transition risks are macro-critical: The IMF and enabling a green recovery

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum event on 30 March.

30 March 2021 | Minutes

Finance

Background

A People’s Recovery: Ensuring progressive fiscal measures for a feminist and just pandemic recovery

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 24 March.

24 March 2021 | Minutes

Environment

News

Civil society research finds World Bank over-reported adaptation finance

New report raises uncomfortable questions for World Bank leadership about the credibility of the Bank’s climate finance accounting methods.

23 March 2021

Accountability

News

Delays in Inspection Panel eligibility decision in Nepal risk “irreversible damage”

Panel yet to rule on case filed in April despite receiving consultant's report.

10 December 2020

Conditionality

News

Pakistan resists IMF measures that could “push more people into poverty”

IMF programme would result in increased electricity prices and regressive consumer tax hikes amid rising cost of living.

10 December 2020
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