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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

Finance

News

Evaluation finds IMF advice on capital controls lacking empirical support

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office suggests that Fund guidelines are too restrictive and recommends a refresh in light of recent experience and research.

23 March 2021

Finance

Background

What is World Bank Development Policy Financing?

This Inside the Institutions provides an overview of one of the World Bank’s most controversial types of lending, Development Policy Financing, and outlines some key critiques of the instrument.

23 March 2021

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

Other news

Finance

Analysis

22 April 2021

Our world in 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated and helped reveal pre-existing injustices and structural flaws in the global economy - and the IMF and World Bank proved unable to reverse course on broke policy prescriptions - calls for reforming the international financial and development architecture gained strength. 

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.