Not content to just launch its heavily-criticised Doing Business on online community second life (see Update 58), the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation launched a group on popular social networking site Facebook in 2008. Except for three official items – a link to an “About IFC” web page and links to two IFC recruitment pages – the wall and discussion board seem to have been taken over by people asking “Would you be my friend?” Perhaps the IFC was feeling lonely in second life?
The Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality. The briefing questions the sustainability of the Fund's new approach to gender equality and reveals that the Fund's analysis so far is limited and inconsistent with the full achievement of women's economic empowerment.
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