Friends of the Earth Slovakia has complained about the World Bank’s requirement that the government agree a programme with the IMF before it can access Bank loans. “This illustrates how the two institutions work as a team to push their own agenda, regardless of whether the government and the public want it,” commented Juraj Zamkovsky of Friends of the Earth Slovakia. The government aims to establish a formal relationship with the IMF, although some officials feel this could hurt Slovakia’s standing on the international capital markets.
Stephen Kidd critiques Bretton Woods Institutions' approach to targeted social protection systems, arguing the poor lose out the most.
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