New World Bank guidance on PPP legal frameworks evidence of institution’s continued reliance on PPPs as key to addressing SDG financing gap despite well-documented failures. Previous World Bank PPP contracts template criticised for incompatibility with human rights norms.
IMF and World Bank policies and programmes work in tandem to expand and deepen financialisation, exacerbating the inequality crisis and harming human rights, financial stability and democratic governance
Independent Evaluation Group report highlighted private sector education provision can exacerbate inequality and undermine the public sector school system.
A coalition of CSOs have delivered a submission to the World Bank raising the BEE is just a rebranding exercise that does not address longstanding issues in the Bank's engagement in private sector advice.
Civil society calls for urgent evaluation of Doing Business impacts as the World Bank announces a rebranded Business Enabling Environment Project, failing to address underlying issues.
IFC’s investments in gig economy platform companies come under scrutiny
Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 March.
Notes from the virtual Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum on 25 March 2021.
World Bank’s Covid-19 vaccination programme contributes to global response but fails to ensure free access to vaccines and healthcare during the pandemic.
World Bank plans to publish latest DBR in March and undertake an external review of the report’s methodology.