The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has released a draft issues paper for a planned evaluation of the Fund’s role in determining aid resources in sub-Saharan Africa. The evaluation, which should be of keen interest to civil society organisations, will look at the Fund’s: country dialogue, assessment of countries’ ability to absorb aid increases, use of alternative macroeconomic scenarios and advice on managing aid volatility. The desk review will look at the 29 African countries with Poverty Reduction and Growth Facilities programmes, while field visits will be undertaken in six countries. Comments on the draft issues paper may be sent to the IEO.
The IMF’s role in the determination of the external resource envelope in SSA countries, Joanne Salop
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.
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