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.
World Bank must place economic transformation at heart of IDA20 replenishment
IDA20 must take urgent action to ensure tangible support for economic transformation and decent jobs, and the establishment of a social protection fund.
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.
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.
Latest IMF gender research: Making the economy work for women, or women work for the economy?
IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.
Malpass makes World Bank a pariah with opposition to TRIPS waiver
World Bank President comes out against temporarily waiving intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines
World Bank gender-based violence mechanism raises "serious concerns"
World Bank procurement mechanism faces questions over community engagement
IMF faces wave of calls to suspend loan disbursements in Africa
Activists call for suspension of IMF disbursements, raising alarm about lack of accountability for several African loans.
IFC faces critical questions over investments in gig economy
IFC’s investments in gig economy platform companies come under scrutiny
Spring Meetings 2021 wrap up: Socialism for those who can afford it, neoliberalism for the rest
As the world struggles with divergent recovery paths from the pandemic, the IMF and World Bank once again failed to take the decisive action required during the Spring Meetings.
IMFC communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.
G20 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021
Analysis of the G20 communiqué published on 7 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.