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Analysis

Learning lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic: The World Bank’s macroeconomic policies and women’s rights

This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.

29 September 2021 | Briefings

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News

Time for action: How can IMF help countries use their SDRs for crisis recovery?

If the Special Drawing Rights allocation is to benefit the poorest and most vulnerable, decision makers must use SDRs to respond to the pandemic and its economic consequences.

22 September 2021
An unidentified woman buying in a typical grocery shop on Jan 27, 2004 in Ilakaka, Madagascar.

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News

World Bank and IMF´s gender analysis of VAT falls short

IFI’s initial analysis of gender impact of VAT still at odds with civil society calls and evidence.

22 September 2021

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News

Pressure mounts for an end to IDA’s Private Sector Window as IDA20 negotiations continue

Civil society and academics call for scrapping of Private Sector Window in IDA20 and the reallocation of resources to support public sector responses to the pandemic.

22 September 2021

Finance

News

IMF increases limits of its concessional lending facility, leading to warnings from debt activists

Concessional lending from the IMF reaches record levels with the new reforms set to increase lending further.

21 September 2021

Finance

Analysis

Civil society joint statement on UK channelling of its SDRs allocation

On 23 August, the IMF finalised the allocation of $650 billion worth of SDRs to its member states. CSOs outline in a joint statement how the UK should seize this opportunity.

23 August 2021

Finance

Analysis

Democratic deficit: The IMF, Ecuador, and central bank independence

IMF's continued push for central bank independence criticised as undemocratic, unequal and for curtailing countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic.

13 July 2021

Finance

Analysis

The IMF's Comprehensive Surveillance Review: A bungled attempt at meeting the moment

Review maintains inadequate and inconsistent approach to economic and gender inequality, as well as climate change.

13 July 2021 | At Issue

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Analysis

Economic stability with social instability: The IMF and austerity protests in Colombia

Mario Valencia of Latindadd explains the context of ongoing protests in Colombia following proposed tax increases from the IMF.

13 July 2021 | Guest analysis

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