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15 Oct 2019
On the complicity of the IMF, other IFIs in violating people’s economic rights today

As the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group (IMF-WBG) hold their 2019 Annual Meetings in Washington D.C. this mid-October, mass mobilisations have thwarted IMF-dictated austerity measures in another part of the Americas, in Ecuador.

28 Sep 2019
All talk: The High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development offers business-as-usual narrative

The High-level Dialogue (HLD) on Financing for Development, held 26 Sept 2019, was reduced to a mere talk shop promoting private capital.

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.

11 Oct 2018
Indonesian security forces’ move to halt peoples’ conference: Southern dev’t prospects at stake – Southern CSO

Southern-based civil society organisation (CSO) IBON International joins movements in raising concern on the “tactics of repression” used by the Indonesian government’s police and militia against what the CSO called a “legitimate and justified people’s initiative.”

8 Aug 2018
Golden opportunities for profit: OceanaGold in the global South

OceanaGold operations reveal the danger of persisting neoliberal policy norms from which many other transnational corporations benefit.

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.

9 Jun 2018
On a “binding treaty” for TNCs, and why people’s grassroots actions remain key

Since 2014, a UN process has been underway towards establishing a treaty that aims to regulate transnational corporations’ (TNCs) activities and hold them accountable for rights violations under international human rights law.

7 Jun 2018
The World Bank’s “new” approach to development: Corporate interests first

Since 2017, the WBG has been working with its “Cascade” approach, later renamed as “Maximizing Finance for Development” or MFD.

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.

24 May 2018
Development with a clear bias for marginalised and oppressed peoples: IBON International at 2018 UN DCF

We highlighted the need to ensure people’s rights, especially for marginalised communities, and the people’s ownership of their development path and related processes – with poverty eradication as the essential development outcome.

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