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.
Significant concerns also remain about environmental and social impacts of mega-infrastructure project partially financed by World Bank.
CSOs urge investors to divest from private school provider Bridge International Academies; IFC remains investor, despite WDR’s concerns with private education.
Report by global union found privatisation and corporate capture are obstacles to progress on 2030 agenda. Independent research of education PPP trial in Liberia finds unsustainable costs.
BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.
As the IFC increases investments in for-profit, commercial education, CSO RESULTS finds this marginalises the poor and calls on the IFC to enhance free public education instead.
The IFC’s push for the PPP model, as well as its preference for healthcare ‘provision’ and the results-based payment approach, collectively undermine the human right to universal healthcare and the achievement of the SDGs.
CSOs have refused to participate in a World Bank PPP consultation until transparency and accountability concerns are addressed.
CAO initiates investigation following complaint related to IFC-funded Bridge International Academies in Kenya.
Community representatives involved in a World Bank Inspection Panel complaint have been targeted with a court injunction by a Bank-funded company.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 12 April on the changing international tax landscape from a feminist perspective and challenging IFIs’ role in shaping it at the World Bank and IMF's 2019 Spring Meetings.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank 2017 spring meetings on energy access.
Notes from a side event on privatisation of education and low-fee private schools, which took place during the World Bank-IMF 2016 annual meetings.
The World Bank board has approved the action plan in response to the Inspection Panel report on the Kenya Sengwer case. The Sengwer indigenous community welcomed the action plan but demanded recognition of their status as "custodians" of the Embobut forest.
Uganda has announced that it will close IFC-backed Bridge Academy private schools due to poor hygiene and sanitation.
New World Bank report shows lack of access to basic health services has pushed six per cent of the global population into poverty, as the IFC continues to support private health providers.