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Finance

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

Gender

Analysis

Latest IMF gender research: Making the economy work for women, or women work for the economy?

IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.

13 July 2021

Finance

News

Former UN Independent Expert calls for end to IMF surcharges

Open letter calls for an end to IMF surcharges that penalise middle-income countries, limit their capacity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and meet their human rights obligations.

13 July 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis - Spring 2021

Analysis of the IMF and World Bank Development Commitee communiqué published on 9 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.

13 April 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

IMFC communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021

Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.

13 April 2021

Finance

Analysis

G20 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021

Analysis of the G20 communiqué published on 7 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.

12 April 2021

Rights

Analysis

Latin American Indigenous Peoples call on World Bank to safeguard their rights

Latin American Indigenous Peoples call on the World Bank to safeguard their rights and ensure its programmes are based on their own proposals.

23 March 2021 | Guest analysis

Finance

News

IMF debt sustainability review lacking in ambition and transparency

New methodology fails to meet long-standing civil society calls to put needs of people before debt service.

23 March 2021

Other news

Environment

News

13 July 2021

Dutch government sued at World Bank tribunal for fossil fuel phase out plan

ICSID suit against Dutch government’s fossil phase out highlights threat to climate action posed by investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanisms

Finance

Background

1 April 2021 | Minutes

Special Drawing Rights as a sustainable option for financing fight against COVID-19 and economic recovery in Africa

Notes from the Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 April.

Private Sector

Background

29 March 2021 | Minutes

Private sector accountability in times of crisis

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 March.

Finance

Background

29 March 2021 | Minutes

Showcasing the impact of debt in poor countries and a proposal for fair and green recovery financing

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 March.

Finance

Background

26 March 2021 | Minutes

Development Policy Finance: Critical concerns surrounding accountability and outcomes for people and the climate

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 26 March.

Social services

Background

26 March 2021 | Minutes

The role of the World Bank in ensuring universal and equitable COVID-19 vaccines for all

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum event on March 26.

Private Sector

Background

25 March 2021 | Minutes

An economic future for whom? The Cascade/MFD and recovery

Notes from the virtual Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum on 25 March 2021.

Finance

Background

24 March 2021 | Minutes

A People’s Recovery: Ensuring progressive fiscal measures for a feminist and just pandemic recovery

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 24 March.