IFIs

Chiara Mariotti

Special Drawing Rights: Can the IMF’s reserve currency become a transformative financial resource?

In August 2021, the IMF issued the largest allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) in history. This briefing takes stock of the discussion on how to channel unused SDRs from rich to developing countries and assesses the different solutions proposed so far.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs

Join Eurodad and partners at the WBG/ IMF Spring Meetings

Join Eurodad and partners at the Civil Society Policy Forum and World Bank Group - International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings this April.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Chiara Mariotti

Civil society warns World Bank: The Business Enabling Environment Project is a rebranding of the disgraced Doing Business Report and it must be abandoned

Today the World Bank closed a consultation process on their plans to replace the discontinued Doing Business Report (DBR) with the Business Environment Enabling Project (BEE). A coalition of  CSOs have delivered a strongly worded submission arguing this is a rebranding exercise which does not address the root problems in the Bank's engagement in private sector advice

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Iolanda Fresnillo

G20 buries its head in the sand amidst increasing calls for action on sovereign debt

Last week, G20 Finance Ministers failed to act on calls to enhance the Common Framework. In this article we look at the trends and risks regarding sovereign debt that the G20 seem to be ignoring and we believe will need close attention in the coming months. 

This article was originally published on 16 February and updated on 24 February. 

  • Debt Justice
  • IFIs
Jean Saldanha

2022: The year of uncertainty

As many countries welcomed in the new year they were also hit by Omicron, yet another even more infectious variant of the Coronavirus. The world is once again faced with the common challenge of dealing with a new turn in the pandemic.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs

CSOs call for open public consultation on the IMF’s forthcoming Gender Strategy

81 civil society organisations call on the IMF Board to support an open and meaningful public consultation process around the forthcoming Gender Strategy.

  • Gender Justice
  • IFIs
Chiara Mariotti

Why the IMF Resilience and Sustainability Trust is not a silver bullet for Covid-19 recovery and the fight against climate change

Intended by the IMF as a means to redistribute rich countries’ unused Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), the current design of the Resilience and Sustainability Trust indicates that it is far from a magic bullet. Instead, it may reproduce the inequalities of the current system and award the IMF additional powers outside of its mandate.

  • Development Finance
  • SDRs
Julia Ravenscroft

Eurodad reaction to the finalisation of IDA20 Replenishment

  • Allocation insufficient to meet urgent needs of the world’s poorest
  • No detail on how the funds will be spent
  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

Joint civil society submission on the Development Policy Financing Retrospective

The World Bank Group's use of Development Policy Financing as an instrument to nudge countries towards specific policy reforms, undermines countries’ policy space and democratic ownership.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

CSOs issue joint statement following World Bank's 'inadequate' consultations on global development policies

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations issues a joint statement addressed to the World Bank Executive Directors to express concern about inadequate World Bank CSO engagement on key policy processes, such as the IDA20 replenishment and Development Policy Financing retrospective.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs