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IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2022 Preamble: War in Ukraine risks deepening divergent recovery as World Bank and IMF prepare for Spring Meetings

War in Ukraine will have significant spillover effects as Global South continues to carry the burden of vaccine inequity. Debt, austerity and evolving food crisis key talking points of Meetings while unequal recovery, gender, RST and surcharges key issues at CSPF.

14 April 2022

Private Sector

Analysis

How IMF and World Bank support for financialisation undermines human rights

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

6 April 2022 | At Issue

Finance

News

Argentine civil society denounces new IMF agreement as illegitimate

Civil society rejects new Agreement arguing IMF loan will be used to pay odious debt and result in reforms damaging to human rights.

6 April 2022

Accountability

News

World Bank’s new Accountability Mechanism: One step forward…?

Mixed reactions on new World Bank Accountability Mechanism as civil society welcomes incorporation of dispute resolution function but is concerned about possible erosion of Inspection Panel independence.

22 September 2021

Rights

News

Open letter UN Human Rights Council and UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Rights, Gerard Quinn

Letter from World Bank Disabled Support Group to UN Human Rights Council and UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Rights

9 December 2021 | Letters

Rights

News

IFC faces critical questions over investments in gig economy

IFC’s investments in gig economy platform companies come under scrutiny

13 July 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis - Spring 2021

Analysis of the IMF and World Bank Development Commitee communiqué published on 9 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.

13 April 2021

Land

Analysis

India’s new farm laws mirror international financial institutions’ vision of agriculture

Thousands of Indian farmers protest damaging World Bank and IMF-supported reforms to agriculture laws.

23 March 2021 | Guest comment

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Rights

News

6 April 2022

Report implicates IFC investments in human rights abuses of Uyghur and other minorities in China

New CSO research alleges that IFC investments have contributed to forced displacement and labour, detention, and other human rights violations of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, China.

Finance

News

9 December 2021

Civil society frustrated by lack of substantive engagement in IDA20 replenishment process

Private sector first approach intact in IDA20 replenishment despite CSO recommendations.

Private Sector

Background

29 March 2021 | Minutes

Private sector accountability in times of crisis

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 29 March.

Social services

Background

26 March 2021 | Minutes

The role of the World Bank in ensuring universal and equitable COVID-19 vaccines for all

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum event on March 26.

IFI governance

Background

25 March 2021 | Minutes

An economic future for whom? The Cascade/MFD and recovery

Notes from the virtual Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum on 25 March 2021.

Rights

News

23 March 2021

Myanmar civil society calls for solidarity from international financial institutions

Civil society letter condemns World Bank statements as ‘weak’.

Environment

News

10 December 2020

World Bank cancels Bisri dam project in Lebanon after years of community resistance

Environmental groups and activists claim victory after years of campaigning.

Accountability

News

10 December 2020

Delays in Inspection Panel eligibility decision in Nepal risk “irreversible damage”

Panel yet to rule on case filed in April despite receiving consultant's report.