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Apollo Hospital, Dhaka, 2014

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Another day, another IFC scandal

A Telegraph exposé unveils how a private hospital group in India which received £120 million in IFC investment since 2005 was running an illegal organ trading scheme, adding to a growing number of IFC-funded scandals.

9 April 2024

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UDHR and IPN anniversaries underscore urgent need for Human Rights policy at all IFIs

World Bank and IMF shareholders must use the anniversaries of the Inspection Panel and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights respectively to demand both establish human rights policies and meet their international obligation to provide remedy

19 July 2023

IFI governance

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Civil society calls for an end to the 'gentleman's agreement' and a merit-based, open and transparent MD selection process

Civil society calls for the IMF to ensure the next MD selection process is undertaken in accordance with a merit-based, open and transparent process, underpinned by criteria involving a demonstrated commitment to international human rights, feminist principles, green and equitable development, as well as  publicly available shareholder votes.

26 March 2024 | Letters

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Demanding accountability: Response to reports of a child sexual abuse cover up at the World Bank

A joint statement from 34 global civil society organizations regarding the extremely disturbing reports of a child sexual abuse cover-up by World Bank Group officials in connection with IFC's investment in Bridge International Academies in Kenya.

19 October 2023 | Letters
Private sector

IFI governance

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Banga's arrival raises concerns about deepening of World Bank's private sector bias

Banga takes office as civil society urges him to invert the Cascade and ensure the Bank’s development model is fit for purpose.

19 July 2023

Accountability

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(Now closed) Call for Proposals: Campaign Materials & Templates for End Austerity Campaign

The Bretton Woods Project is looking for a designer to develop a set of templates for campaign materials for the End Austerity Campaign: https://endausterity.org/

29 June 2023 | Project news

Rights

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A new SDR allocation: Combatting deepening fragility concerns

The links between high debt burdens, lack of climate finance, austerity and the rise in political instability and fragility, conflict and violence remain largely neglected as IMF shareholders consider calls for a new SDR allocation, as proposed by the Bridgetown Agenda.

8 December 2022

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World Bank’s accountability mechanisms - still a long way to go

57 CSOs highlight need for operational changes in the World Bank’s new accountability scheme to ensure its effectiveness.

4 October 2022

Other news

Finance

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4 October 2023

IMF acknowledges capital controls have helped Argentine economy

IMF research acknowledges measures to restrict capital outflows introduced in 2019 contributed to Argentina meeting the performance criteria for the Fund’s Extended Fund Facility.

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8 December 2022 | Project news

The Bretton Woods Project welcomes new project leads on Financialisation and IFI Governance

Robert Bain and Mihaela Sirițanu join the Project as it expands its focus on financialisation and reform of the Bretton Woods Institutions.

Rights

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4 October 2022

Will IMF Strategy for Fragile and Conflict-Affected States escape traditional focus on austerity?

The IMF’s new Fragile and Conflict-Affected States strategy has incorporated many civil society concerns, but civil society and international actors like the UN must also have input into its implementation.

Rights

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6 April 2022

Report implicates IFC investments in human rights abuses of Uyghur and other minorities in China

New CSO research alleges that IFC investments have contributed to forced displacement and labour, detention, and other human rights violations of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, China.

Accountability

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13 July 2021

Civil society calls for IFC and MIGA to build upon CAO reform

Civil society urges IFC and MIGA to act to maximise the benefits of CAO reforms

Gender

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13 July 2021

World Bank gender-based violence mechanism raises "serious concerns"

World Bank procurement mechanism faces questions over community engagement

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13 July 2021

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.

Environment

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10 December 2020

World Bank cancels Bisri dam project in Lebanon after years of community resistance

Environmental groups and activists claim victory after years of campaigning.