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Sub-Saharan Africa

Finance

Analysis

World Bank’s rating obsession will negate debt justice

The international financial system’s reliance upon credit ratings – usually based on dubious premises – needs urgent rethinking.

12 August 2020 | At Issue

Finance

Analysis

The IMF and World Bank-led Covid-19 recovery: ‘Building back better’ or locking in broken policies?

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.

16 July 2020

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank must ensure new Africa energy strategy is inclusive and pro-poor

The Bank’s new Africa energy strategy offers it an important chance to mainstream achieving SDG7 into its energy lending on the continent.

16 July 2020 | Guest comment

IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2020

Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 14 April.

21 April 2020
Msaranga Secondary School, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Tanzania classroom.

Rights

Commentary

World Bank must support rigorous independent monitoring of discrimination against girls in Tanzania

World Bank board approves Tanzania education loan amid pregnant schoolgirls re-admission ban.

7 April 2020 | Guest comment

Infrastructure

Analysis

Ghana’s Sankofa gas project - backed by World Bank - brings fiscal pain

Ghana left with $250 million bill for unused gas in 2019 primarily due to ‘take or pay’ clause in Bank-supported PPP contract.

7 April 2020

Gender

Analysis

IMF’s recognition of unpaid care work undermined by its own harmful policy advice

New IMF working paper establishes macro-criticality of unpaid care work but remains blind to Fund’s negative policy impacts on women and girls.

12 December 2019 | Guest analysis

Finance

Analysis

Shut out of IDA19, civil society organisations disappointed with proposals

CSOs raise concerns about IDA19 proposed policy commitments and lack of formal consultation.

3 October 2019
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Other news

Accountability

News

IFC accountability mechanism investigates World Bank-funded for-profit schools

CAO initiates investigation following complaint related to IFC-funded Bridge International Academies in Kenya.

12 December 2019

Social services

Background

Leveraging Private Sector Engagement in Health: Maximizing or Obstructing Progress towards Universal Health Coverage?

Notes from CSPF on 18 October on the growing trend of directing public finance to support business in healthcare.

1 November 2019 | Minutes

Gender

Background

Advancing a feminist approach to women's economic inequality

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 16 October on women's economic inequality and macroeconomic policy.

15 November 2019 | Minutes

Environment

Background

World Bank Group Paris Alignment: Governance & private sector participation in the energy sector

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 16 October.

1 November 2019 | Minutes

Land

News

Guinean communities’ complaint against IFC-financed bauxite mine enters dispute resolution

CAO convenes process after February complaint alleged land grabbing, negative livelihood impacts.

3 October 2019

Conditionality

News

Civil unrest in Zimbabwe amid IMF Staff Monitored Programme

Fears of further clampdown on protesters emerge as Zimbabwe implements Fund-backed economic reforms.

3 October 2019

Finance

News

IMF and World Bank complicit in “climate debt trap” following Mozambique cyclones

International community fails to deliver on 'Loss & Damage' while poorest countries become further indebted.

30 July 2019

Gender

Background

Sexual orientation & gender identity – considering risk mitigation within World Bank programming

This Civil Society Policy Forum Session was co-sponsored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce,…

18 April 2019 | Minutes
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