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The role of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) – particularly the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has not been the central focus of many analyses in the past. To address this gap, four case studies ...
Last week the EuroIFI network – a European network of IFI (International Financial Institutions) watchers – met in Brussels for its 24th biannual meeting. The meeting was hosted by EuroIFI member CNCD – 11.11.11, a coalition of non-governmental ...
Last week the European network of IFI (International Financial Institutions) watchers – the EuroIFI network – met in Brussels for its 23rd biannual meeting. The meeting was hosted by 11.11.11, the coalition of NGOs, unions, movements and solidarity ...
This week the European network of IFI (International Financial Institutions) watchers – the EuroIFInet – met in Pristina for its 22nd Annual Meeting. The Kosovar Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID) – a EuroIFI ...
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IMF recognition that it has dramatically underestimated the impacts of austerity policies strengthened calls for reform of IMF conditionality, and the World Bank’s jobs report undermined its own Doing Business rankings, but the IMF/World Bank annual ...

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Campaigners in Toyko call for end of harmful tax policies

Tokyo, Japan, October 12, 2012 As the IMF and World Bank pursue implementation of tax policies in developing countries, members of Civil Society worry that these powerful institutions are putting the interests of international investors above those of the democratic governments of developing countries. Of particular concern is the World Bank’s influential “Doing Business” ranking which many development experts find particularly damaging. “The rankings are based upon criteria that might ...
Eurodad in conjunction with Latindadd have produced a briefing on G20 agenda on procurement.Mexico has set out five priorities for this year’s G20 summit. They pick up existing themes of past summits, including food security, strengthening financial ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Profiting at the expense of the poor? New report takes a long hard look at how donor governments and international institutions are using private companies to deliver on global anti-poverty pledges

BRUSSELS, 29 May 2012: A new Eurodad report reveals how donor governments and international institutions are increasingly seeing investing public money in private companies as a panacea for combatting global poverty, despite weak evidence of effectiveness. Eurodad’s report shows that this is far from being a silver bullet.  “Private investment where it’s needed and appropriate can be valuable,” said Eurodad private finance analyst and report author Jeroen Kwakkenbos, “but there is little ...