Concerns over excessive austerity waved away, despite IEO admission that protection of low-income and vulnerable groups had fallen short.
Doing Business scandal once again highlights that geopolitical wrangling is key driving force behind Bretton Woods Institutions’ governance structure and policy prescriptions.
G24 finance ministers called for urgent measures to arrest the unequal recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.
Civil society and academics call for scrapping of Private Sector Window in IDA20 and the reallocation of resources to support public sector responses to the pandemic.
IDA20 must take urgent action to ensure tangible support for economic transformation and decent jobs, and the establishment of a social protection fund.
IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.
IFC’s investments in gig economy platform companies come under scrutiny
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 7 October on IDA20's replenishment implications with a focus on Africa.
World Bank President comes out against temporarily waiving intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines
Alex Mould says guarantee included commitment to sign four ‘take or pay’ contracts with independent power producers.
World Bank’s backed energy reforms in Nigeria set to raise electricity prices further despite amid Covid-19 pandemic.
World Bank procurement mechanism faces questions over community engagement
Activists call for suspension of IMF disbursements, raising alarm about lack of accountability for several African loans.
Notes from the Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 April.
Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum event on 30 March.