Two UN committees and a special rapporteur have questioned development aid funding going to private education, including through IFC supported Bridge International Academies.
Public-private partnerships are pushed in Africa, but the risks and costs must be fully understood and minimised, including the impact on the poor.
A US Congresswoman has called for an end to the World Bank’s investments in water privatisation until a robust evaluation has taken place.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 spring meetings on the role of the World Bank as standard setters for public-private partnerships.
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.
The World Bank continues its strong marketing push for PPPs, despite concerns raised by IMF, IEG, civil society and the Bank’s own publications.
Shayda Naficy argues that water infrastructure and distribution should be financed and managed by public entities rather than through privatisation.
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New World Bank report shows lack of access to basic health services has pushed six per cent of the global population into poverty, as the IFC continues to support private health providers.
World Bank’s high-level support for private education providers is condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur, NGOs and academics.