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IMF rhetoric and practice on public sector wage constraints: Advice to slash spending continues despite Covid-19 pandemic

Forthcoming research from ActionAid International shows IMF’s dogmatic support for public sector wage bill cuts continues.

29 September 2021 | Guest analysis

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World Bank-backed water bill sparks anti-privatisation movement in Nigeria

Bill withdrawn after allegations of misconduct, as Nigerian civil society mobilises against water privatisation.

23 March 2021

IFI governance

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Biden, the Bank and IMF: A break with ‘America first’ or its continued pursuit through multilateral means?

The world awaits to see whether Trump’s defeat will result in the end of the 'America First' approach and a democratisation of the IMF and World Bank and the multilateral system.

10 December 2020

IFI governance

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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

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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

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World Bank loan to India promotes private sector in education as millions of children out of school

World Bank Indian education loan causes controversy over private sector provisions.

6 October 2020
Kasimba Prinary School, Mpanda District, Katavi Region, Tanzania. August 2019.

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The World Bank, Covid-19 and public education: two steps forward one step back

World Bank’s new report on education and Covid-19 contrasts with IFC announcement on freezing private school investments.

16 July 2020

Finance

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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

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9 December 2021

Global Day of Action against the IMF and World Bank rejects corporate recovery agenda

Civil society day of action rejects corporate agenda and greenwashing in World Bank and IMF Covid-19 recovery.

Finance

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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.

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9 December 2021

Will IMF policy advice align with new UNESCO Declaration on education finance?

IMF advice makes it challenging for countries to achieve education finance goals agreed at UN declaration.

IFI governance

Background

6 October 2021 | Minutes

Building back better health systems: lessons from the WBG's Covid-19 response and recovery plans

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 6 October on the World Bank's need to highlight the centrality of public healthcare systems, central to a just and equitable recovery.

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13 July 2021

Malpass makes World Bank a pariah with opposition to TRIPS waiver

World Bank President comes out against temporarily waiving intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines

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31 March 2021 | Minutes

Education financing to reach the most marginalised: Challenges and solutions during COVID-19 response and recovery

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum session on 31 March 2021.

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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.

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24 March 2021 | Minutes

Universal access to healthcare: Lessons learned from Public-Private Partnerships

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 24 March.