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IMF

Finance

Analysis

Public-private partnerships: The global debt iceberg?

Despite their popularity, PPPs have a very bad track record of delivering cost-effective investment for governments, and pose additional and serious problems by reducing transparency and accountability.

29 June 2016 | Guest analysis

Finance

News

Third time a charm? Fund pressured into possible return to Greece

As Eurozone countries agree a new loan package to Greece, the IMF has conceded to ‘major concessions’ instead of up front debt relief and may participate in a new programme despite its insistence that the Fund's involvement in future programmes is dependent on ‘significant debt relief’.

29 June 2016

Conditionality

Analysis

Can the IMF leopard change its spots?

In-house IMF magazine article provokes worldwide reaction as it questions IMF’s policy assumptions on austerity, capital controls and ‘neoliberalism’ itself; but Fund backtracks following media criticism

29 June 2016

Gender

Analysis

The IMF and Gender Equality: A Critical Analysis

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.

23 June 2016 | Briefing

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2016

Bretton Woods Project coverage of the 2016 spring meetings in Washington DC with links to analysis of the communiqués and notes from key civil society and official meetings.

6 April 2016

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring meetings 2016: communiqués coverage

Analysis of the official communiqués from the 2016 World Bank-IMF annual meetings, Washington DC.

6 April 2016

Finance

Analysis

What is left of the rise of the South?

While the recent reforms to the IMF and World Bank governance reforms and the establishment of new Southern-led IFIs are symbolically important, they are thus far not a rupture with the Western-dominated international financial architecture.

5 April 2016 | Guest analysis

Finance

News

IMF reopening case for capital controls?

An IMF policy paper on the international monetary system considers its future policy on capital controls and proposes a review of the IMF's institutional view on the liberalisation and management of capital flows.

5 April 2016
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Other news

Finance

News

CSOs call on World Bank and Fund to transform Debt Sustainability Framework

NGOs have called on the Bank and Fund to ensure that states’ basic needs, rather than just ability to pay, is incorporated in their review of the Debt Sustainability Framework used to assess low income countries.

29 June 2016

Accountability

Background

The Syrian migration crisis

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 Spring meetings discussion the socio-economic impacts of the Syrian crisis, the outgoing flow of migration and the World Bank’s model on how to tackle these issues following its new report.

16 April 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

IMF Fiscal Forum - International Taxation: Opportunities & Risks

International Taxation: Opportunities & Risks   Moderator Marin Verhoeven, World Bank Group Presenter: Vicky Perry,…

17 April 2016 | Minutes

Gender

Background

Missing the bigger picture for women’s economic empowerment? Wages, labor and taxation policies in focus

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 Spring meetings, exploring human rights, social policy and gender equality, examining the IMF’s pilot surveillance work on inequality and gender and the World Bank’s new gender strategy.

15 April 2016 | Minutes

Finance

Background

The Role of The World Bank and IMF in responsible and progressive taxation

  Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, 2016; April 15 Sponsors: Christian Aid…

16 April 2016 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

IMF and World Bank’s Influence on Economic Policy Making in Developing Countries

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 Spring meetings, evaluating how well the World Bank and IMF have done on respecting the country ownership principle ten years after its international acceptance.

16 April 2016 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Political economy of structural reforms

Notes from an official event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 spring meetings on the political economy of structural reforms.

14 April 2016 | Minutes

Rights

Background

IFI Development Policy Operations: How environmental and social standards apply

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 spring meetings, exploring possibilities for strengthening the management of social and environmental risk in policy lending.

13 April 2016 | Minutes
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