The World Bank’s proposal to establish a fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response raises questions about the Bank’s support for private sector healthcare at the expense of public provision.
With the World Bank’s current gender strategy set to expire next year, care and social protection emerge as a possible focus, but CSOs remain skeptical that Bank's private sector-led approach will deliver on women's rights.
A November 2021 report by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University highlights the human rights consequences of the World Bank’s Maximising Finance for Development approach.
Independent Evaluation Group report highlighted private sector education provision can exacerbate inequality and undermine the public sector school system.
The divestment follows a 2020 freeze in new IFC direct and indirect investments in for-profit education providers.
Civil society day of action rejects corporate agenda and greenwashing in World Bank and IMF Covid-19 recovery.
Private sector first approach intact in IDA20 replenishment despite CSO recommendations.
IMF advice makes it challenging for countries to achieve education finance goals agreed at UN declaration.
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.
Forthcoming research from ActionAid International shows IMF’s dogmatic support for public sector wage bill cuts continues.