In July, the Nigerian House of Representatives adopted a non-binding motion urging the federal government to suspend all activities in respect of an IMF standby loan until the conditions were made public. The motion comes after riots in June following government removal of subsidies for cooking fuel and petrol as a condition for the $1bn standby loan. The Speaker of the House, Umar Ghali Na’Abba called for members to be given full information about the institutions and their relationship with Nigeria, “it is only then that we can be properly equipped to delve into these things,” he said.
Originally created to help the poor escape poverty and deprivation, the World Bank became the most important advocate for the commercialised microcredit model. Yet, critics argued it undermined the chances of sustainable and equitable development to create a poverty trap of historic proportions.
While the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 on education has some redeeming features, it is part of the Bank's longstanding very narrow view of education, and is silent on education financing.
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