Finance

Finance

Background

What are Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)?

This Inside the Institutions looks at the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights, including their history and usage, with a focus on the latest allocation, which accounts for 69 per cent of the SDRs ever disbursed.

9 December 2021 | Inside the institutions

Conditionality

News

Will IMF policy advice align with new UNESCO Declaration on education finance?

IMF advice makes it challenging for countries to achieve education finance goals agreed at UN declaration.

9 December 2021

IFI governance

Background

The role of the World Bank in combatting economic gender inequality in conflict-affected countries

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 8 October on the need for the World Bank to better address economic gender inequality in conflict-affected countries.

8 October 2021 | Minutes

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings 2021 Preamble: IMF and World Bank face existential questions in midst of global health and climate crises

Doing Business scandal, likely conditions attached to SDR rechannelling and lack of Bank and Fund support for an intellectual property waiver for vaccines highlight links between undemocratic governance structures at Bank and Fund and the uneven recovery from the pandemic.

7 October 2021

Finance

Commentary

Joint statement on World Bank’s IDA20 replenishment

Bretton Woods Project, Eurodad and Afrodad publish statement on the need for IDA20 replenishment to make an effective and meaningful contribution to recovery and resilience efforts.

6 October 2021 | Letters

Finance

News

Open letter to G20 Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors and the IMF: Civil society organizations call for principles for fair channeling of Special Drawing Rights

CSO launches call for the fair channeling of Special Drawing Rights.

30 September 2021 | Letters

IFI governance

Background

Building back better health systems: lessons from the WBG's Covid-19 response and recovery plans

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 6 October on the World Bank's need to highlight the centrality of public healthcare systems, central to a just and equitable recovery.

6 October 2021 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

IMF surcharges: A necessary tool or counter-productive obstacle to a just and green recovery?

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 6 October on the governance and resourcing implications of IMF's surcharges.

6 October 2021 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Making the Most of Special Drawing Rights: Approaches to maximise impact and create a sustainable and just recovery

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 4 October on the ways to maximise the impacts of the recent allocation of $650 billion Special Drawing Rights.

4 October 2021 | Minutes

Finance

Analysis

Opportunity lost? IMF approach to Special Drawing Rights channelling risks wasting golden chance

Civil society groups argue that IMF must be far more ambitious in its plans for SDRs to be channelled to countries in need.

30 September 2021