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Contents with tag: 2018

11 Oct 2018
Time for the IMF-WB to retire old assumptions, 10 years since financial crisis

The 2018 IMF-WB meetings are held ten years since the global financial crisis, withthe IMF-WB continuing to privilege the private sector and so-called business friendly investment climate.

10 Oct 2018
Implementing the World Bank Group’s MFD: Reinforcing Corporate Capture of the Global South

The WBG's talk on the role of the as a “broker” between investors and developing countries has been more clearly articulated recently as “Maximising Finance for Development,” or the MFD approach.

5 Oct 2018
On the repressive moves against peoples' initiatives for the IMF-WB annual meetings

IBON International joins movements in denouncing Bali authorities' moves to prevent a people’s conference to be held parallel to the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank.

18 Jul 2018
HLPF 2018: Where’s people’s development in the “transformation to sustainable and resilient societies”?

It is with awareness that some civil society organisations (CSOs) admit that the HLPF is a space that, from its first day, already has limits.

29 May 2018
South-South Cooperation: From resistance to neocolonialism, towards genuine people’s development

We gave insights from a Southern people’s perspective during a session on Southern countries’ development cooperation, stressing not only the need for genuine people’s participation but also how solidarity, mutual benefit and equality are important principles.

2 May 2018
The ADB's Strategy 2030: Repackaging Neoliberalism?

The ADB's draft Strategy 2030 continues to push for the expansion of private sector role in the development agenda.

19 Apr 2018
The World Bank Group's Corporatization of Development

The World Bank Group has been increasingly financing transnational corporations – intentionally referred to as the innocuous ‘private sector.’

19 Jan 2018
IBON International announces new director

IBON International announced that its Board of Trustees has recently appointed Amy Padilla as Director.

14 Dec 2018
International Situation 2018: Simmering crisis, rising inequalities amid corporate concentration

Far from jubilations of recovery, global economic growth is still slower today, more than ten years since the 2008 crisis. In a world situation of ballooning global debt, and the slow discrediting of neoliberal policy, corporate giants have continued to increase their profits at the expense of people's rights and welfare.

13 Oct 2018
The WB, “policy reforms” and PPPs -- Maximising Finance for Maldevelopment?

Despite today’s rising concerns on the inequalities linked to the further consolidation of corporate power, the Maximising Finance for Development threatens to precisely entrench corporations’ hold – within the development agenda.

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