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.
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.
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.
World Bank President comes out against temporarily waiving intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines
IFC’s investments in gig economy platform companies come under scrutiny
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.
As the world struggles with divergent recovery paths from the pandemic, the IMF and World Bank once again failed to take the decisive action required during the Spring Meetings.
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.