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Sri Lanka

Gender

Analysis

The IMF, Gender Equality and VAT

BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.

12 April 2017 | Briefing

Accountability

Analysis

World Bank, IMF: Helping peace or creating conditions for war?

Recent involvement in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq has put World Bank and IMF post-conflict operations in the spotlight. While some believe multilateral finance is essential, others argue that the Bank and the Fund are acting primarily as pawns of powerful diplomatic and economic interests.

5 April 2004 | Briefing
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Infrastructure

Background

Energy sector trends

Sponsors: Bretton Woods Project, Mott Foundation, Heinrich Boell Foundation-North America, Latindadd, Pacific Environment, International Rivers,…

9 April 2014

Land

News

Sri Lankan small farmers slam World Bank

Local farmers and agriculture activists in Sri Lanka have slammed World Bank intervention in the agricultural sector, saying it has caused the eradication of small-scale cultivation and resulted in high food prices, in particular rice and wheat.

1 April 2008

Conditionality

News

PRSP dangers exposed again

Civil society groups in Sri Lanka reject claims that the PRSP represents a comprehensive consultation process.

1 April 2003

Conditionality

News

Sri Lanka rushing reforms to please IMF, WB

Sri Lanka has launched a “fast-track” legislative process to intensify economic and social reforms, in order to secure new IMF and World Bank loans.

17 September 2002

Accountability

News

President abused power in IMF deal

In August, Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga was impeached on charges of violating the constitution.

10 September 2001

Conditionality

News

Sri Lankan appeal on aid transparency

Sri Lankan NGOs wrote to their President in May urging him to open up the annual Aid Group meeting at the end of May.

14 June 2000

Conditionality

News

Bank reforms leading to “social disaster” in Sri Lanka

MONLAR, a network of Sri Lankan people’s organisations, has written to the World Bank pointing out that social and equity issues have been overlooked, and democracy has been infringed in its pursuit of structural adjustment in Sri Lanka.

15 March 1999
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