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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Breaking Financing Barriers for a Just Climate Transition in Africa
November 17, 2023
Breaking barriers to climate financing requires bold interventions at a systemic level. The goal should be a just and equitable climate transition that spans across Africa; not one that is restricted to just a handful of countries deemed "investable." Achieving this transformative agenda requires co...
Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management? The Case of the United Kingdom
November 14, 2023
In the wake of a challenging year, the Bank of England (BoE) has found itself navigating a tumultuous economic landscape marked by significant upheavals. Following the release of the mini-budget in September 2022, the BoE was compelled to take proactive measures to stabilize the financial system. Th...
An Agenda to Enhance the Efficacy of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act
November 08, 2023
The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is due to expire in 2025, a quarter of a century after it was first enacted. AGOA provides qualifying sub-Saharan African countries with duty-free access to the US market for most agricultural and manufactured products. Its architects and supporters point...
The Triple Agenda: A Roadmap for Better, Bolder and Bigger MDBs
October 13, 2023
A world on fire requires the multilateral development banks to be at center stage in creating an effective response and bringing diverse actors to support a shared agenda of transformative development. MDBs have a distinctive comparative advantage in playing a catalytic role in fostering government ...
Settling the Climate Debt
September 25, 2023
More than 190 countries have pledged under the 2015 Paris Agreement to reduce carbon emissions, including from fossil fuel consumption, by 2030 to avoid the negative effects of rising global temperatures. However, there is a large gap between what countries have committed to do and what needs to be ...
Whither or Wither the PRGT? Funding Options for a Cash-Strapped PRGT
September 14, 2023
The IMF’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT) faces large financing needs. Unprecedented levels of lending since the start of the pandemic – four to five times higher than before the pandemic – have seriously depleted the PRGT’s subsidy resources. If these are not replenished, the PRGT’s lendi...