A joint statement from 34 global civil society organizations regarding the extremely disturbing reports of a child sexual abuse cover-up by World Bank Group officials in connection with IFC's investment in Bridge International Academies in Kenya.
Kenyans take to the streets as IMF-imposed regressive tax regime aggravates cost of living crisis and undermines productivity.
This year, 85 per cent of the world’s population lives under austerity measures, while multinational enterprises and the wealthy have benefited from privileged tax structures and regressivity, allowing inequality to widen.
This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.
IFC’s investments in gig economy platform companies come under scrutiny
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.
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 14 October titled "Greening whole economies? Unpacking World Bank plans for Paris alignment by July 2023."
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 24 March.
The divestment follows a 2020 freeze in new IFC direct and indirect investments in for-profit education providers.
Activists call for suspension of IMF disbursements, raising alarm about lack of accountability for several African loans.
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.
CAO initiates investigation following complaint related to IFC-funded Bridge International Academies in Kenya.
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.