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Zambia

IFI governance

Background

Great expectations: Is the IMF turning words into action on inequality?

Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings session on the IMF's approach to inequality, 13 October.

13 October 2017 | Minutes

Conditionality

Commentary

The IMF returns to Zambia: How will gender and income inequality be addressed?

The government of Zambia has approached the IMF for financial assistance, however, Zambian civil society is concerned that the required reforms will worsen gender and income inequality.

6 April 2017 | Comment

Finance

Analysis

IMF and debt restructuring: just talk?

An IMF staff blog has acknowledged weaknesses in IMF’s approach to debt sustainability, meanwhile civil society continues to demand human rights-based approach considering who bears burden of debt repayment.

22 March 2017 | Guest analysis

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

Pipeline management and cancellation policies are in preparation for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) to address funding constraints, with no funding available for new pilot countries’ projects. Questions were raised about gender impacts for a renewable energy project in Mozambique.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

Challenges in measuring progress were noted for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), in particular greenhouse gas accounting. Investment plans for Mozambique and Ivory Coast have been approved. Questions were raised over the reasoning for a commercial teak plantation project in Ghana.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

A new a new Enhanced Private Sector Program for the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) is due to discussed. Cambodia’s investment plan has been approved. Social, environmental and financial risks related to a Nicaragua geothermal project were raised.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 14

New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) Monitor, including an update on the Green Climate Fund, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs trust fund committee meetings.

30 November 2016

Finance

News

IMF increasing its influence in sub-Saharan Africa

As the world economy continues to stutter, many sub-Saharan African countries are turning to the Fund for financial support, though the Funds are coming with strict conditions to restrict spending.

23 September 2016
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Other news

Environment

Background

The economic case for climate action

Minutes from a World Bank/IMF seminar on climate change during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2013.

14 October 2013

Finance

News

Bank upgrade of Zambia fails to impress

The World Bank's reclassification of Zambia from low-income country to lower middle-income country has been hailed as an economic achievement by Zambia's president Rupiah Banda, but is less celebrated in other quarters.

14 September 2011

Rights

News

Bank paying workers poverty wages

Union Network International (UNI) is fighting the World Bank to ensure that their security workers are paid just wages.

26 September 2008

Environment

News

Zambian copper boom fails to alleviate poverty

Despite the boom in the global copper price, communities on the copper belt in Zambia have not seen the development gains they were promised and are now expressing frustration through strikes, protests and the ballot box.

2 April 2007

Conditionality

News

IMF wants tax on mosquito nets in Zambia

The IMF provoked public ire in Zambia by asking the government to remove value added tax exemptions on a range of goods, including mosquito nets used to fight malaria.

31 January 2007

Conditionality

News

World Bank and IMF forcing privatisation: new report

Privatisation imposed by the World Bank and the IMF can be harmful to the most…

21 July 2003

Conditionality

News

Link budget to PRSP

The budget in Zambia should be linked to poverty reduction priorities, urged the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCPJ) in a statement submitted to the government in October 2001.

1 January 2002

Gender

News

Police break up anti-IMF protests in Zambia

In April protesters outside a Lusaka hotel where IMF and Zambian officials were meeting were dispersed by armed riot police in Zambia.

14 June 2000
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