In last two decades, the governments have become less willing to uphold the public good, which is perceived by the IFIs through the lens of economic growth and private investment. Shalmali Guttal, Focus on the Global South, discusses the link between IFIs, PPPs, Infrastructure, and Economic Development.

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On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the landmark lawsuit, filed by the villagers of Mundra, challenging the absolute immunity of powerful institutions like the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The villagers are affected by the coal-fired Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Project, which was partially funded by the IFC.

This will be the first time the US Supreme Court will address the scope of international organisations’ immunity.

Visit here to know more about the case or to access the documents.