World Without World Bank
Action Week India – 5th to 9th April 2021
The World Bank and IMF are having their Spring Meetings(virtual) from the 5th to 9th April , 2021 where these institutions will go ahead and laud themselves for the achievement of dolling out billions of dollars for supporting economies through the pandemic. Through these loans it is defining development and reshaping policies and economies. In India, from support for privatisation of the banking sector to support for the new farm laws, electricity reforms, privatisation of coasts and sea, the IMF and the World Bank have been very clear on the neoliberal reform agenda.
Why: It is important as civil society, we respond and expose the Bank’s hidden agendas and lack of interest in inclusive and sustainable development for marginalised communities. The Bank is organising its Spring Meetings(virtual) from the 5th to 9th April, 2021.
What: As a sign of protest to the World Bank’s policies, interventions, and impacts on economies, Indian groups under the aegis of Working Group on IFIs (WGoIFIs.net) is organising a week of protest “World Without World Bank- Action Week” from 5th to 9th April, 2021 .”
How: As a part of the week long protest, we plan to collectively organise social media campaigns, webinars, release press statements, through the week focussing on the World Bank’s role in impacting policies, development agenda, governance structures in general, on different sectors and impacts on people.
What can you do:
Tweet with relevant hashtags according to the theme of each day. The hashtags would be shared soon.
Post short videos on Twitter and other Social Media in English, Hindi and regional languages and share with us so that we can amplify the voices.
Post articles/blogs/opinion pieces on the issue.
Issue Press Statements in regional/local media.
Organize Online Meetings/Webinars in your groups and networks.
Share Cartoons, Posters, Photos of Protest Against the World Bank (even earlier ones will do).
Please do share any resource materials/press statements/event information with us so that we can amplify them. You can send them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Themes of the day:
5th April 2021
World Bank reform agenda : Agricultural Reforms
6th April 2021
Support to Campaign to stop doing business report
7th April, 2021
Privatisation of rivers, coasts & sea
8th April, 2021
Energy sector reforms and role of IFIs
9th April, 2021
More details will follow.