Middle East and North Africa
Bahrain, Djibouti, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia. read more background...
Items 1 to 10 of 30
News||3 April 2013|update 85|
The Bank's public consultation on its $9.97 billion 'Red Sea - Dead Sea Water Conveyance' project, which aims to "save the Dead Sea from environmental degradation" and increase hydro-power whilst building "a symbol of peace", ended in March. read article...
News||6 December 2012|update 83|
The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declared in September that "we will cut it [our $1.3 billion IMF debt] to zero by next April", according to Anatolia News Agency. read article...
Comment||26 November 2012|update 83|
The Egyptian government has finally concluded an initial loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) following two years of continual negotiations. read article...
No strings attached? Egypt to get billions in foreign aid subject to IMF conditionality
News||3 October 2012|update 82|
Egypt has been in talks to get over $11 billion in foreign aid, of which at least $7.5 billion will be contingent on IMF approval, sparking concerns from activists over policies likely to be imposed by the Fund, just as it has ended its conditionality review. read article...
News||5 April 2012|update 80|
The Inspection Panel (IP), the Bank’s compliance body, issued a report in March considering “legitimate” environmental and human rights concerns regarding the Bank’s feasibility study for a project to channel water from the Red Sea to replenish the Dead Sea. read article...
News||5 April 2012|update 80|
Egypt's interim government announced in February that they expect to sign a $3.2 billion loan deal with the IMF and state-media reported that negotiations are underway for a $1 billion loan from the World Bank. read article...
News||7 February 2012|update 79|
Social movement Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debts has spoken out against Egypt's military government agreeing to a $3.2 billion IMF loan. read article...
News||14 September 2011|update 77|
In late June the Egyptian Ministry of Finance turned down a $3 billion loan package from the IMF, citing the rejection as a response to "public debate". read article...
News||13 September 2011|update 77|
Three civil society groups have filed a complaint with the World Bank's Inspection Panel, its complaint mechanism, over the Bank's feasibility study for a project to channel water from the Red Sea to replenish the Dead Sea. read article...
News||13 June 2011|update 76|
As revolutionary movements sweep the Arab world, the World Bank and the IMF have taken a lead in international economic engagement in the Middle East and North Africa region. But critics have warned of the dangers of locking transitional governments into long-term loans with economic conditionalities that may perpetuate the flawed development model that contributed to the crisis in the first place. read article...
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7: April 2013 25 April 2013
Working paper: The private sector and climate change adaptation: International Finance Corporation investments under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience 24 April 2013
The UK's role in the World Bank and IMF: Department for International Development and HM Treasury 13 March 2013
The World Bank and industrial policy: Hands off or hands on? 6 December 2012
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 6: October 2012 26 October 2012
Power to the people II 21 May
Drop Egypt's Debt 15 January
IMF keen to splash the cash in Egypt 14 April