This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.
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.
IFI’s initial analysis of gender impact of VAT still at odds with civil society calls and evidence.
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.
Concessional lending from the IMF reaches record levels with the new reforms set to increase lending further.
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.
IMF's continued push for central bank independence criticised as undemocratic, unequal and for curtailing countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic.
Review maintains inadequate and inconsistent approach to economic and gender inequality, as well as climate change.
Mario Valencia of Latindadd explains the context of ongoing protests in Colombia following proposed tax increases from the IMF.
IDA20 must take urgent action to ensure tangible support for economic transformation and decent jobs, and the establishment of a social protection fund.