Tagged: International Monetary Fund

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Rag-picking community of Shanti Busti, India. Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Following Oxfam’s January report revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world’s population, Forbes has updated its “billionaires' list”, showing that extreme inequality has worsened– just 67 people at the top now own half the wealth.

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Rio favela next to highrise apartment tower.

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund need to ditch the ‘trickle down’ economics of the past and lead the fight against inequality if they are serious about the new target to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Burkina Faso: On the move through a dry dusty landscape. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam

The World Bank and IMF must step up their support for developing countries who are struggling with spiking food prices along with the fallout from Europe’s fiscal crisis, Oxfam said ahead of the annual meeting of the institutions in Tokyo this week.

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Upper East Region of Ghana has 1 doctor to every 1 million patients. Photo: Abbi

Incoming World Bank president Jim Yong Kim must step up efforts to assist developing countries threatened by the euro zone crisis fallout, international agency Oxfam said ahead of his first day on the job.

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Oxfam has made a submission to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on its 2011 review of the conditions it attaches to its loans.

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A global coalition of campaigners have called for an open process to elect the next Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and an end to the stranglehold that Europeans have had on the post since it was created.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board will meet this week [6 April] to discuss how to use the extra $2.8 billion windfall it made from selling 403.3 tons of gold late last year. The windfall profits should be used to cancel the debts of poor countries facing crises outside their control.

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