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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

Finance

News

Inequality crisis worsens as World Bank and IMF persist with failed policies

Two new CSO reports document inadequate response by states, the IMF and World Bank.

4 April 2019

Finance

News

New IMF head applauds Trumps tax reforms

IMF managing director hints at change to corporate tax agenda and softened relationship with US administration

12 December 2019

Finance

Analysis

Shut out of IDA19, civil society organisations disappointed with proposals

CSOs raise concerns about IDA19 proposed policy commitments and lack of formal consultation.

3 October 2019

Finance

News

Why did the IMF fail to take pre-emptive measures in Argentina?

Effectiveness of IMF’s approach questioned, as Argentina undergoes technical default.

3 October 2019

Finance

Analysis

Falling growth, rising tensions – IMFC communiqué analysis Spring 2019

Analysis of the IMFC communiqué, issued on 13 April, from the 2019 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings, Washington DC.

16 April 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

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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Finance

News

30 July 2019

IMF and World Bank complicit in “climate debt trap” following Mozambique cyclones

International community fails to deliver on 'Loss & Damage' while poorest countries become further indebted.

Finance

News

4 April 2019

Pakistan requests 13th IMF loan, amid US-China tensions

As Pakistan requests an IMF loan amid concerns about its debt sustainability, the IMF response is caught up in China-US tensions.

Finance

Background

18 April 2019 | Minutes

Taxing to Develop: International Taxation Challenges for Africa

Notes from the IMF and World Bank 2019 Spring Meetings official session on 14 April on international taxation challenges in Africa. 

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.

Private Sector

News

6 December 2018

IFC launches consultation on draft Operating Principles for Impact Management

As IFC launches consultation on draft Principles, its declining development outcome performance as 'first impact investor' provides useful point of departure.

Finance

News

6 December 2017

IFC to revisit its development outcomes framework

Civil society seeks to input into IFC's new development outcomes framework.

Finance

Background

19 April 2017 | Minutes

Making Tax Work for Women's Rights

Notes from a 2017 Spring Meetings event of BWP on Making Tax Work for Women's Rights, 19 April

Finance

Background

19 April 2017 | Minutes

The role of the IMF in domestic and international taxation

Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings session on Domestic and International Taxation, 19 April.