The World Bank and IMF are intensifying their work on tax under the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, yet civil society is cautious about embracing tax policy advice coming from the Bretton Woods Institutions.
Despite making some positive changes, the IMF and World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework review has ignored fundamental issues, as risk of new crises persist.
Bretton Woods Dispatch of the 2017 annual meetings in Washington DC pre-meeting analysis of the key issues for the week.
IEG report on the World Bank’s domestic resource mobilisation work finds ad hoc approach focused on creating an enabling business environment while doing little to address equity issues.
Co-financing arrangements and increased World Bank-AIIB cooperation on mega-infrastructure projects represent a dangerous global trend that threatens human rights and locks in a failed development model.
Sub-Saharan Africa IMFC statement warns against protectionist trends in developed world, and the impacts of capital outflows. The statement calls for tighter financial sector regulation and for third chair for sub-Saharan Africa on the IMF Board.
World Bank unveils cascade concept that privileges private over public finance. De-risking in order to attract private sector investments threatens to shift risks to public sector and result in third wave of privatisation.
Notes from a 2017 Spring Meetings event of BWP on Making Tax Work for Women's Rights, 19 April
Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings session on Domestic and International Taxation, 19 April.
Peruvian CSOs have raised concerns about the development of Peru's Country Partnership Framework in an open letter to the World Bank.