Sub-Saharan Africa

Land

News

Word Bank promotes agricultural corporations at cost of food security in Africa

New CAFOD report exposes World Bank’s harmful approach to agriculture increases food insecurity in Africa.

19 July 2023

Infrastructure

News

MIGA’s support for gas projects raises concerns about its climate credentials

World Bank’s commercial insurance arm provided nearly $850 million in guarantees for gas projects in Bangladesh and Mozambique in fiscal year 2022.

5 April 2023

IFI governance

Analysis

V20 communiqué analysis Spring Meetings 2023: Climate vulnerable countries call for global financial architecture fit to tackle climate and debt emergencies

V20 called for substantive debt relief and increased concessional financing to help break vicious cycle of debt and Loss and Damage, and spur ‘climate-positive development’.

19 April 2023

IFI governance

Background

Navigating Africa’s debt conundrum amid multiple crisis: Looking beyond the G20 Common Framework

Notes from the Civil Society Policy From on 13 April titled "Navigating Africa’s debt conundrum amid multiple crisis: Looking beyond the G20 Common Framework."

13 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Political economic reforms in the extractive sector as a catalyst to sustainable development in Africa

Notes from the CSPF on 12 April titled "Political economic reforms in the extractive sector as a catalyst to sustainable development in Africa."

12 April 2023 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Financial flows, capital controls, and development impacts in the Global South

Notes from the CSPF on 11 April titled "Financial flows, capital controls, and development impacts in the Global South."

11 April 2023 | Minutes

Finance

Analysis

The global financial architecture and the international debt crisis: An urgent call for reform

Influence of unreformed international financial institutions and creditor interests in debt solutions in low- and middle-income countries plagued by delay and ineffective when undertaken.

5 April 2023 | At Issue

Finance

Analysis

Against regressive taxes and austerity: IMF and World Bank must pivot tax policies to support a just and green transition

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.

5 April 2023 | Guest analysis

Environment

News

Resilience and Sustainability Trust’s first loans promote climate PPPs, raising concerns they may create fiscal risks

Initial financing for Costa Rica, Barbados, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Jamaica tied to efforts to ‘green’ PPP frameworks.

5 April 2023

Private Sector

News

World Bank’s financial inclusion agenda blind to growing gendered over-indebtedness

The World Bank’s financial inclusion agenda in time of cost-of-living crisis, austerity and financialisation promotes indebtedness of the poor, especially women.

5 April 2023

Finance

News

Between a rock and a hard place: How can IMF provide support amidst debt restructure deadlock?

IMF’s lending into arrears policy can be a way to break out of the debt restructure deadlock and provide the much-needed financing for countries in debt distress.

5 April 2023

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank and IMF influence casts shadow over South Africa’s Just Energy Transition Partnership

World Bank’s support for fossil fuel projects, including problem-riddled Medupi coal power station, leaves its reputation in tatters with South African civil society.

8 December 2022