This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.
IFI’s initial analysis of gender impact of VAT still at odds with civil society calls and evidence.
IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.
As the IMF celebrates the rise of VAT, women and those least able to pay are left behind in worsening inequality crisis.
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.
World Bank backs private sector voucher project in Uganda as poorest women lose out.
25 years after Beijing Declaration, austerity and privatisation still modus operandi of Bretton Woods Institutions at the cost of women's rights.
Concerns raised about IMF conditions pushing women back into poverty and informal work.