World Bank water privatisation push in Africa criticised by civil society that are calling for a rights-based approach.
Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submits letter to the IMF expressing concerns about impacts of Fund's policies on social protection.
BWP's Gender and Macroeconomics project launches a booklet on Gender-Just Macroeconomics; the World Bank’s privatisation push
A new UN report shines light on how IMF and World Bank support for privatisation contributes to the elimination of human rights
The Coalition of Jakarta Residents Opposing Water Privatisation (KMMSAJ) calls for civil society groups globally to join them during Annual Meetings in Bali in protest against water privatisation
Reports expose the scale of damage caused by PPPs, adding weight to broader concerns around the Bank’s aggressive promotion of them.
CSOs urge investors to divest from private school provider Bridge International Academies; IFC remains investor, despite WDR’s concerns with private education.
Civil society was out in full force during annual meetings challenging the IMF’s claims that it is reducing economic and gender inequality.
152 CSOs call demand World Bank halt its aggressive support of PPPs, publicaly recognise their significant risks.
While the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 on education has some redeeming features, it is part of the Bank's longstanding very narrow view of education, and is silent on education financing.