Sub-Saharan Africa

IFI governance

Background

Did pandemic spending go towards a Feminist People’s Recovery in Africa and Latin America?

Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum event on 8 April 2022 titled 'Did Pandemic Spending Go towards a Feminist People’s Recovery in Africa and Latin America?'

8 April 2022 | Minutes

Finance

Analysis

New IMF Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST) – how to make it work for the Global South

RST must support low- and vulnerable middle-income countries to recover from the pandemic and tackle economic and climate-related structural challenges.

6 April 2022 | Guest analysis

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank announces support for CCUS in Nigeria despite criticisms it reinforces fossil fuel dependence

World Bank trust fund ESMAP will provide support for domestic market, while IFC will support private sector investment in CCUS.

6 April 2022

IFI governance

News

Independent Evaluation Office downplays IMF’s promotion of austerity whilst civil society warns of further cuts

Concerns over excessive austerity waved away, despite IEO admission that protection of low-income and vulnerable groups had fallen short.

9 December 2021

Social services

News

Civil society hails IFC’s divestment from for-profit education provider Bridge International Academies

The divestment follows a 2020 freeze in new IFC direct and indirect investments in for-profit education providers.

6 April 2022

Infrastructure

News

Former Ghana national oil company head links World Bank’s Sankofa guarantee to gas power plant deals

Alex Mould says guarantee included commitment to sign four ‘take or pay’ contracts with independent power producers.

22 September 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings Wrap-up: despite urgent climate and development needs, geopolitics and deference to private finance rule the day

Doing Business scandal once again highlights that geopolitical wrangling is key driving force behind Bretton Woods Institutions’ governance structure and policy prescriptions.

19 October 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis - Annual Meetings 2021

G24 finance ministers called for urgent measures to arrest the unequal recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

19 October 2021

IFI governance

Background

Building back better through IDA20: Public investment as a tool for socio-economic transformation in Africa

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 7 October on IDA20's replenishment implications with a focus on Africa.

19 October 2021 | Minutes

Finance

Analysis

Learning lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic: The World Bank’s macroeconomic policies and women’s rights

This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.

29 September 2021 | Briefings

Finance

News

Pressure mounts for an end to IDA’s Private Sector Window as IDA20 negotiations continue

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.

22 September 2021

Infrastructure

News

Nigerian CSO denounces increase in energy tariffs linked to World Bank-backed reforms

World Bank’s backed energy reforms in Nigeria set to raise electricity prices further despite amid Covid-19 pandemic.

17 September 2021