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CEDAW Committee member Hiroko Akizuki discusses impacts of IMF conditionality on women in Pakistan at the 75th session of the CEDAW Committee.

Gender

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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

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Uprising and discontent: Global protests erupt against IMF-backed policies

From Latin America to North Africa and the Middle East, governments experience backlash against IMF loan programmes and policy recommendations.

12 December 2019

Gender

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Letter to IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on women's rights and gender equality

Over 60 civil society organisations call on the IMF to focus on the harmful impacts of its own policy advice on women's rights and gender equality.

18 February 2020 | Letters

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF Ecuador agreement undermines workers’ rights

IMF programme raises questions over unconstitutional attack on workers' rights.

3 October 2019

Conditionality

Analysis

Structural adjustment is dead, long live structural adjustment

As Fund publishes its first comprehensive review of conditionality since the financial crisis, questions arise about the Fund's capacity to create economic stability and the rise of structural conditions.

30 July 2019

Conditionality

Commentary

Unsustainable? The IMF’s approach to the Sustainable Development Goals

As the IMF publishes new SDG site, meaningful policy realignment remains lacking while business-as-usual continues at IMF.

4 April 2019 | Guest comment

Conditionality

Commentary

Strikes overturn wage cuts, but IMF blindness risks ruining  Tunisia

General Secretary of Tunisia's largest trade union calls for an overhaul of the IMF's approach to bring about socially just expansionary policies, after strikes overturn IMF-backed wage bill

4 April 2019 | Guest comment

Gender

Analysis

The IMF and Gender Equality: Operationalising Change

Latest IMF guidance on gender issues raises more questions than answers as it opens the door to impact assessments and alternative macro policies.

18 February 2019 | Briefings

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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.

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7 December 2017

New IMF conditionality database launched

Team of UK academics launch new, freely available IMF conditionality database.

Finance

Background

16 April 2019 | Minutes

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes: Shifting the IFI Narrative to Progressive Gender-just Taxation

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 12 April on the changing international tax landscape from a feminist perspective and challenging IFIs’ role in shaping it at the World Bank and IMF's 2019 Spring Meetings.

Conditionality

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16 April 2019 | Minutes

Austerity and the right to health - the IMF’s role in expanding fiscal space for public spending

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 10 April on the incoherence between IMF-backed austerity policies, via loan conditionality and policy advice, and the realization of the right to health.

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27 September 2017

BWP edited volume on IMF’s policy impacts on gender equality

The Bretton Woods Project publishes edited volume on the impacts of IMF macroeconomic policies on women's rights and gender equality.

Conditionality

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3 July 2017

Suriname walks away from IMF conditionalities

The government of Suriname has cancelled its loan programme with the IMF, claiming its conditionalities were too much to bear for its citizens.

Conditionality

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20 April 2017 | Minutes

The IMF and World Bank policies and the Arab world’s transition economies

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum Session at the 2017 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings on IMF and World Bank programmes in the MENA Region.

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7 April 2017

New IMF Mongolia deal: extracting sovereignty

IMF reaches new loan agreement with Mongolia, amidst civil society concerns about impacts on Mongolian people.