Doing Business scandal once again highlights that geopolitical wrangling is key driving force behind Bretton Woods Institutions’ governance structure and policy prescriptions.
Doing Business scandal, likely conditions attached to SDR rechannelling and lack of Bank and Fund support for an intellectual property waiver for vaccines highlight links between undemocratic governance structures at Bank and Fund and the uneven recovery from the pandemic.
New methodology fails to meet long-standing civil society calls to put needs of people before debt service.
New common framework for debt relief announced at G20 Leaders’ Summit maintains prominent role of IMF and fails to include World Bank debt relief.
Amidst multiple financial and economic crises, a classic IMF intervention in Lebanon could exacerbate inequalities and social tensions.
New energy policy sees European Investment Bank end support for unabated coal, oil and gas from 2021.
Fund and central banks increasingly pondering macroeconomic policies to tackle climate risks.
The present IMF leadership 'contest' makes a mockery of the institution's multilateral character and further diminishes its legitimacy.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 6 October on the governance and resourcing implications of IMF's surcharges.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 4 October on the ways to maximise the impacts of the recent allocation of $650 billion Special Drawing Rights.
ICSID suit against Dutch government’s fossil phase out highlights threat to climate action posed by investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanisms
Notes from CSPF on 18 October on the growing trend of directing public finance to support business in healthcare.
Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum event on March 26.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 October.
Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.
Notes from a meeting with the UK World Bank Executive Director on 6 July 2018.