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Finance

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New IMF Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST) – how to make it work for the Global South

RST must support low- and vulnerable middle-income countries to recover from the pandemic and tackle economic and climate-related structural challenges.

6 April 2022 | Guest analysis

Private Sector

Analysis

How IMF and World Bank support for financialisation undermines human rights

IMF and World Bank policies and programmes work in tandem to expand and deepen financialisation, exacerbating the inequality crisis and harming human rights, financial stability and democratic governance

6 April 2022 | At Issue

Finance

News

IMF capital control review: A missed opportunity to support a just recovery and stability

IMF review of institutional view on capital controls disappoints as it largely maintains the policy framework of its predecessor

6 April 2022

Finance

Analysis

Debt crisis prevention: We need to talk about capital controls

IMF's position on capital controls must be revised to recognise that they are an essential and permanent macroeconomic tool necessary to increase countries' policy autonomy and enable them to act counter-cyclically and to prevent future debt crises.

9 December 2021 | At Issue

Finance

Background

What are Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)?

This Inside the Institutions looks at the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights, including their history and usage, with a focus on the latest allocation, which accounts for 69 per cent of the SDRs ever disbursed.

9 December 2021 | Inside the institutions

Finance

Commentary

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.

13 July 2021 | Guest comment

IFI governance

Analysis

Biden, the Bank and IMF: A break with ‘America first’ or its continued pursuit through multilateral means?

The world awaits to see whether Trump’s defeat will result in the end of the 'America First' approach and a democratisation of the IMF and World Bank and the multilateral system.

10 December 2020

Finance

News

IMF's continued VAT push inconsistent with rhetoric on progressive taxes

As the IMF celebrates the rise of VAT, women and those least able to pay are left behind in worsening inequality crisis.

10 December 2020

Other news

Finance

News

9 December 2021

Tensions escalate between Argentina and the IMF ahead of crucial loan repayment deadline

Controversial loan from IMF could force country into severe spending cuts.

Conditionality

News

9 December 2021

Will IMF policy advice align with new UNESCO Declaration on education finance?

IMF advice makes it challenging for countries to achieve education finance goals agreed at UN declaration.

Conditionality

Background

14 January 2021 | Recruitment

Project Officer (CLOSED)

The Bretton Woods Project is looking for a Project Officer to support the Bretton Woods Project team in monitoring the work of the IMF, supporting critical civil society communities, and advocating for transformational change.

Conditionality

Background

2 October 2020 | Minutes

Fiscal space for universal health and social protection post Covid-19 pandemic: How to prevent austerity

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum Session on 2 October.

Conditionality

News

10 December 2020

Pakistan resists IMF measures that could “push more people into poverty”

IMF programme would result in increased electricity prices and regressive consumer tax hikes amid rising cost of living.

Conditionality

News

6 October 2020

World Bank power sector loan in Nigeria raises energy costs as economic crisis bites

As Nigeria enters a deepening economic recession, a $750 million World Bank programme for results (P4R) loan has resulted in increased electricity tariff rates for most Nigerians.

Gender

Background

1 October 2020

Building a feminist recovery for all: Gender transformative policies are more urgent than ever

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 October.

Conditionality

News

3 October 2019

Civil unrest in Zimbabwe amid IMF Staff Monitored Programme

Fears of further clampdown on protesters emerge as Zimbabwe implements Fund-backed economic reforms.