Financial sector

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
Graffiti remembrance of Berta Cáceres in London

Private Sector

News

IFC investments through financial intermediaries linked to human rights abuses in Honduras, again

A new complaint was lodged with the CAO regarding an IFC financial intermediary investment in Honduras, while another financial intermediary case, previously linked to the IFC, escalate into violence.

5 April 2016

Finance

News

UN vote supports calls for independent debt crisis response mechanism outside the IMF

UN votes in favour of accepting new principles to guide sovereign debt restructuring, as CSO report warns of risk of new crises linked to aid and multilateral lending.

28 September 2015

Private Sector

Analysis

New report shows IFC FI investments cause human rights abuses around the world

New evidence from Oxfam, the Bretton Woods Project and other NGOs reveals the impact of IFC investments in financial intermediaries on global human rights.

2 April 2015 | Report

Private Sector

Analysis

Factsheet: World Bank’s IFC and private finance for development

This factsheet explains how the International Finance Corporation (IFC) operates, how development impact is measured, and the latest trends in investments by sector, region and instrument.

14 July 2014 | Report

Private Sector

News

World Bank Group investing in banks before poverty reduction

The World Bank Group invested $36 billion between 2009 and 2013 in the financial sector, three times as much as in education. Investments in financial intermediaries in Honduras and India have been criticised by civil society groups.

8 May 2014

Private Sector

News

Big banks & IMF: No structural reform

The IMF rings more warnings about the costs of having an oversized financial sector, but fails to recommend stronger controls on the banking sector.

20 June 2014

Finance

News

Argentina's creditors accused of “vulture-like behaviour”

Argentina has agreed a deal with its Paris Club creditors, which have been accused of aggressive behaviour in demanding repayment of double the original debt.

20 June 2014

Private Sector

Background

Summary of a meeting between civil society organisations and the IFC on financial intermediary lending

IFC staff and NGO representatives discussed financial intermediaries lending in a closed door meeting on Sunday 13 April.

22 April 2014 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Financial tremors in developing countries: is another earthquake on the way?

Aldo Caliari Monetary policy changes in rich world are now starting – the reversal of…

11 April 2014