Sub-Saharan Africa

Rights

Analysis

Repairing harm caused: What could a reparations approach mean for the IMF and World Bank?

It is time for the IMF and World Bank to understand their own responsibility and decolonise their approach.

6 October 2020 | At Issue

Social services

Analysis

World Bank funded $17.3 million Uganda reproductive health voucher PPP fails to reach the poorest women

World Bank backs private sector voucher project in Uganda as poorest women lose out.

6 October 2020

Environment

News

World Bank and IMF lend support to mega-gas project in Mozambique, undeterred by growing risks

Despite growing focus on climate issues, both institutions have backed controversial Mozambique LNG project.

6 October 2020

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

Environment

News

MIGA considering support for Guinea’s Nimba mining project in UNESCO heritage site

The Mount Nimba nature reserve has been listed as a World Heritage site since 1981 but classified as "in danger" since 1992, in part due to the threat of iron-ore mining.

6 October 2020

Social services

News

World Bank abandons pandemic bond instrument after disastrous Covid-19 response

World Bank’s pandemic bond instrument scrapped after high visibility Covid-19 failure

6 October 2020

Conditionality

News

World Bank power sector loan in Nigeria raises energy costs as economic crisis bites

As Nigeria enters a deepening economic recession, a $750 million World Bank programme for results (P4R) loan has resulted in increased electricity tariff rates for most Nigerians.

6 October 2020

Social services

Background

World Bank Group’s ‘Maximizing Finance for Development’ in times of Covid-19

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings 5 October session on the World Bank's 'Maximizing Finance for Development' and the Covid-19 response.

5 October 2020 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Covid-19 and debt: Going beyond debt suspension towards a systemic response to debt crises

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum 28 September Session at the IMF and World Bank 2020 Annual Meetings on Covid-19 and debt.

28 September 2020 | Minutes

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