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Gender

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

Gender

News

Letter to IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on women's rights and gender equality

Over 60 civil society organisations call on the IMF to focus on the harmful impacts of its own policy advice on women's rights and gender equality.

18 February 2020 | Letters

Gender

Analysis

Keeping the IMF accountable to women's rights and gender equality at the national level

New IMF gender guidance opportunity for civil society to keep its staff to account.

18 November 2019 | Briefings

Gender

News

World Bank’s women entrepreneur initiatives just “smoke and mirrors”

As We-Fi launches regional West Africa summit, feminists criticise narrow focus of women entrepreneur initiatives, while funding for women’s rights is in decline.

30 July 2019

Gender

Analysis

Gender-Just Macroeconomics II

BWP's Gender and Macroeconomics project launches a booklet on Gender-Just Macroeconomics; the World Bank’s privatisation push

11 March 2019 | Briefings

Gender

Analysis

The IMF and Gender Equality: Operationalising Change

Latest IMF guidance on gender issues raises more questions than answers as it opens the door to impact assessments and alternative macro policies.

18 February 2019 | Briefings

Gender

Analysis

Bretton Woods Institutions’ instrumental gender approach ignores structural elephant in the room

IMF and World Bank continue to undermine gender equality through bulk of macroeconomic policy advice.

6 December 2018 | Guest analysis

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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.

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.

Gender

News

27 September 2018

We-Fi's roll-out continues to ignore long-standing feminist concerns

Civil society remains concerned that World Bank's We-Fi fund excludes most marginalised women.

Gender

Background

18 April 2019 | Minutes

Sexual orientation & gender identity – considering risk mitigation within World Bank programming

Finance

Background

16 April 2019 | Minutes

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes: Shifting the IFI Narrative to Progressive Gender-just Taxation

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 12 April on the changing international tax landscape from a feminist perspective and challenging IFIs’ role in shaping it at the World Bank and IMF's 2019 Spring Meetings.

Conditionality

News

27 September 2017

BWP edited volume on IMF’s policy impacts on gender equality

The Bretton Woods Project publishes edited volume on the impacts of IMF macroeconomic policies on women's rights and gender equality.

Finance

Background

19 April 2017 | Minutes

Making Tax Work for Women's Rights

Notes from a 2017 Spring Meetings event of BWP on Making Tax Work for Women's Rights, 19 April