IFIs

Chiara Mariotti

Demystifying Bretton Woods institutions’ rhetoric on public services

Drawing on the specific case of IMF and World Bank’s response to the multiple crisis triggered by the pandemic, a journal article shows that there is a discourse-practice disjuncture in the Bretton Woods institutions approach to public services as they continue to favour austerity and market-oriented solutions for the delivery of public services. The article therefore seeks to demystify the institutions rhetoric and demand the adoption of a different way of understanding public services, and social policy more broadly.

  • Gender Justice
  • IFIs
Ilaria Crotti

Small Island Developing States drowning in debt and climate emergencies

This week, CSOs, academics and policymakers met in Grenada to discuss the challenges that climate change and debt pose for the Caribbean region.

  • Debt Justice
  • IFIs
Chiara Mariotti

Analysis: World Bank and IMF failure to address the global polycrisis makes systemic reform even more urgent

Last week’s meetings proved yet again that without fundamental reform to how both the World Bank and IMF are governed, and how they ultimately operate, the same mistakes will be repeated again and again. And that is unacceptable.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs

Small island developing states (SIDS) have spent 18 times more in debt repayments than they receive in climate finance, says new research

Latest analyses show 31 out of 37 small island developing states (SIDS) countries are in critical debt situation, and are having to cut public budgets over the next three years. CSOs are calling for action to tackle the twin debt and climate crises at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF

  • Debt Justice
  • IFIs

Join Eurodad and partners at the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings

Join Eurodad and partners at the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF), that will be held in-person in Washington, DC, alongside the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings 2022

  • Climate Finance
  • IFIs
Matthew Cummings

End Austerity: A Global Report on Budget Cuts and Harmful Social Reforms in 2022-25

This report exposes the dangers of a post-pandemic austerity shock, far more premature and severe than the one that followed the global financial crisis.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Nerea Craviotto

Opinion: The integrity of aid statistics must be protected

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee is a group of donor countries that monitors development finance flows. Over the past 20 years it has periodically amended the rules for calculating official development assistance — most recently as part of the ODA modernisation process.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

CSOs call on G7 to bring an end to the IMF's harmful surcharge policy

IMF surcharges are a system of fees on loans from this institution which places an unfair burden on vulnerable countries that are in need of financial support.

  • Debt Justice
  • IFIs
Eurodad

A look back at Eurodad Conference 2022

After two years of meeting online and three since we last met in person as a network, we came together in Brussels last week for our 2022 conference “Reboot the system: Defining joint strategies for economic justice”.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes

Civil society groups applaud IFC’s decision to stop investing in fee-charging private schools, call on other investors to follow its lead

The decision by the IFC to not resume investments in fee-charging private schools reinforces the work done by civil society organisations highlighting the negative impact of for-profit schools. 

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  • Development Finance
  • IFIs