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Gender

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

Gender

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

Gender

Analysis

Latest IMF gender research: Making the economy work for women, or women work for the economy?

IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.

13 July 2021

Finance

News

IMF's continued VAT push inconsistent with rhetoric on progressive taxes

As the IMF celebrates the rise of VAT, women and those least able to pay are left behind in worsening inequality crisis.

10 December 2020

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings 2020 Preamble: IMF and World Bank frontload austerity and privatisation in Covid-19 recovery, while the world calls for more inclusive multilateralism

As the inability of Bank and Fund to adapt their policies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic becomes more evident, hope turns to the UN system and a radical restructure of the global international financial architecture.

12 October 2020

Social services

Analysis

World Bank funded $17.3 million Uganda reproductive health voucher PPP fails to reach the poorest women

World Bank backs private sector voucher project in Uganda as poorest women lose out.

6 October 2020

Finance

Analysis

World Bank and IMF response to debt crisis undermines women’s rights

25 years after Beijing Declaration, austerity and privatisation still modus operandi of Bretton Woods Institutions at the cost of women's rights.

7 April 2020 | Guest analysis
CEDAW Committee member Hiroko Akizuki discusses impacts of IMF conditionality on women in Pakistan at the 75th session of the CEDAW Committee.

Gender

News

UN holds Pakistan to account for IMF programme impacts on women

Concerns raised about IMF conditions pushing women back into poverty and informal work.

7 April 2020

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IFI governance

Background

8 October 2021 | Minutes

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.

Gender

Background

23 March 2021 | Minutes

Creating a Caring Economy: The role of IFIs and the CEDAW framework in transformative change

Notes from the Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum session on 23 March.

Gender

News

13 July 2021

World Bank gender-based violence mechanism raises "serious concerns"

World Bank procurement mechanism faces questions over community engagement

Gender

News

30 July 2019

Civil society left unconvinced as World Bank promotes PPPs as tool for gender equality

The World Bank launches a new primer on PPPs and gender equality as civil society and women’s rights groups highlight concerns around risks and harmful impacts to gender equality and sustainable development.

Conditionality

Background

2 October 2020 | Minutes

Fiscal space for universal health and social protection post Covid-19 pandemic: How to prevent austerity

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum Session on 2 October.

Gender

Background

1 October 2020

Building a feminist recovery for all: Gender transformative policies are more urgent than ever

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 October.

Gender

Background

15 November 2019 | Minutes

Advancing a feminist approach to women's economic inequality

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 16 October on women's economic inequality and macroeconomic policy.

Gender

Background

28 October 2019 | Minutes

Cutting to the core: Rethinking the IMF’s way of doing business to tackle gender inequalities

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 17 October on the IMF’s approach to gender.