International financial institutions, social protection and gender: missing the target
Social protection is playing a central role in recent discussions on the sustainable development goals and was featured heavily at this year's UN Commission on the Status of Women. Moreover, the IMF are currently developing an institutional view on the subject. Importantly, while the UN links social protection coverage as key to the achievement of gender equality, the outcome depends on how the system is designed. In his latest blog, Gino Brunswijck explores how poorly designed social protection systems exacerbate entrenched gender roles and gender inequality.
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The Independent Commission for Aid has found that the continued investment in for-profit health and education initiatives by the UK's development finance institution CDC, undermines access to public services for most women and girls.
Responding to the independent CDC review, Global Justice Now says that the UK government’s international development strategy was “hell bent on pushing aid money into financial markets regardless of the consequences.
Providing crucial guidance to governments, education providers and other stakeholders, the Abidjan Principles identify and unpack states' existing obligations to provide quality public education and to regulate private involvement in education.
By Roosje Saalbrink via womenkind.org.uk
A just feminist economy means decent work and secure incomes for women. In this new briefing, Womenkind looks at how to shape the global economy so it works for all women with references to Eurodad research on PPPs.
By Balkan Monitoring Public Finances
Western Balkans CSOs urge their government to stop tax dodging in this new research study, which highlights opportunities to address rising inequality and close tax loop holes through progressive taxation.
By Bernhard Reinsberg, Thomas Stubbs, Alexander Kentikelenis & Lawrence King via IMF monitor
The new paper examining IMF loan programme conditionality in 70 countries between 1980-2014 has found “that IMF-mandated labor market policy measures significantly reduce both individual and collective labor rights."
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