Private Sector

Analysis

Recipe for disaster: The IMF and World Bank’s role in the financialisation of food and agriculture

World Bank and IMF contribute to financialisation and coorperatisation of agriculture contributing to food insecurity, concentration of power and climate emergency.

7 April 2020
A fracking well in Vaca Muerta, Argentina.

Finance

Analysis

Fracking’s false hope: Why fossil fuels won’t help to repay Argentina’s national debt

Argentina’s strategy to increase fossil fuel exports to ease debt burden ignores need for increased state investments and climate commitments.

7 April 2020 | At Issue
Msaranga Secondary School, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Tanzania classroom.

Rights

Commentary

World Bank must support rigorous independent monitoring of discrimination against girls in Tanzania

World Bank board approves Tanzania education loan amid pregnant schoolgirls re-admission ban.

7 April 2020 | Guest comment

Infrastructure

Analysis

Ghana’s Sankofa gas project - backed by World Bank - brings fiscal pain

Ghana left with $250 million bill for unused gas in 2019 primarily due to ‘take or pay’ clause in Bank-supported PPP contract.

7 April 2020

Finance

Analysis

World Bank and IMF response to debt crisis undermines women’s rights

25 years after Beijing Declaration, austerity and privatisation still modus operandi of Bretton Woods Institutions at the cost of women's rights.

7 April 2020 | Guest analysis
Former World Bank chief economist, Pinelopi Goldberg (left) Credit: World Bank; Geoffrey Okamoto, appointed IMF first deputy managing director (right)

IFI governance

News

Senior-level staff changes at World Bank and IMF

World Bank chief economist departs as key role is “eroded”, while IMF’s Georgieva makes series of high-level appointments.

7 April 2020

Accountability

News

World Bank board silent on Guatemala dam investigation review after February meeting

World Bank board silent following meeting on Guatemala dam investigation into IFC-linked harms.

7 April 2020
Map of Armed conflict zones in Myanmar (Burma) since 1995.

Private Sector

News

Myanmar deemed rising Doing Business star, but at what cost?

World Bank praises Myanmar for improvement in Doing Business ranking, ignoring the implications of proposed reforms on country’s complex conflict dynamics.

7 April 2020

Gender

News

UN holds Pakistan to account for IMF programme impacts on women

Concerns raised about IMF conditions pushing women back into poverty and informal work.

7 April 2020