Civil society organisations have renewed their calls for the World Bank to suspend funding to Uzbekistan, due to continued concerns about forced and child labour in the cotton harvest.
Notes from a meeting on 7 September 2015 between the Minister of State of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and civil society representatives, focusing on the World Bank's safeguards review.
New report reveals IMF policy in the MENA region has remained unchanged after the 2011 Arab uprising, despite its rhetoric for change towards inclusive growth.
New IMF research has shown the positive impact of trade unions have on reducing income inequality, however, the Fund's own European austerity programmes indicate that the IMF ignores its own evidence.
New IMF report highlights the impact of legal barriers on women’s employment, as World Bank’s message on gender equality is undermined by the absence of a gender safeguard.
Further concerns have been raised on the new draft World Bank safeguards framework, as the second phase of the consultation reaches mid-point.
Notes of a meeting with World Bank executive director Gwen Hines in October 2014.
The World Bank has been called on to postpone two proposed loans to the agricultural sector in Uzbekistan, given the risks of forced and child labour.
The World Bank has released a first draft of its new safeguards framework for consultation, despite concerns from civil society organisations and indigenous peoples groups.
In response to the World Bank’s rejection of significant reform to its revised Doing Business Report methodology, civil society organisations wrote a letter in July to Bank president Jim Yong Kim.