The international financial system’s reliance upon credit ratings – usually based on dubious premises – needs urgent rethinking.
Early evidence suggests IMF programmes are maintaining long-term fiscal consolidation targets, while World Bank further continues Maximizing Finance for Development narrative amidst Covid-19 crisis.
The Bank’s new Africa energy strategy offers it an important chance to mainstream achieving SDG7 into its energy lending on the continent.
Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 14 April.
World Bank board approves Tanzania education loan amid pregnant schoolgirls re-admission ban.
Ghana left with $250 million bill for unused gas in 2019 primarily due to ‘take or pay’ clause in Bank-supported PPP contract.
New IMF working paper establishes macro-criticality of unpaid care work but remains blind to Fund’s negative policy impacts on women and girls.
CSOs raise concerns about IDA19 proposed policy commitments and lack of formal consultation.
CAO initiates investigation following complaint related to IFC-funded Bridge International Academies in Kenya.
Notes from CSPF on 18 October on the growing trend of directing public finance to support business in healthcare.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 16 October on women's economic inequality and macroeconomic policy.
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 16 October.
CAO convenes process after February complaint alleged land grabbing, negative livelihood impacts.
Fears of further clampdown on protesters emerge as Zimbabwe implements Fund-backed economic reforms.
International community fails to deliver on 'Loss & Damage' while poorest countries become further indebted.
This Civil Society Policy Forum Session was co-sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,…