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IMF MD Lagarde in discussion with German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble at April 2015 G20 meeting - credit: IMF

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IMF “rebuked” over role in Troika and its lending to Greece, Ireland and Portugal

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office has found the Fund’s 2010/2011 Troika lending to Greece, Ireland and Portugal fell short in terms of surveillance, design, implementation and decision making, and described controversial decisions as appearing “rubber-stamped”.

23 September 2016
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde meets with women leaders, January 2016 in Douala, Cameroon. 
IMF Staff Photo/Stephen Jaffe

Finance

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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
Bohoslavsky

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UN independent expert: "IMF programmes worsen income distribution"

A report by the UN independent expert on foreign debt, exploring inequality, financial crises and human rights, claims that IMF programmes are associated with a worsening of income distribution.

5 April 2016
Winter cityscape Kiev Ukraine. Photo: Valerii Tkachenko

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IMF rule-change sustains lending to Ukraine

The IMF has changed its long-standing rule on lending to countries in arrears to official creditors, thereby avoiding having to cancel its $17.5 billion loan programme to Ukraine.

1 February 2016
The more things change the more they stay the same...

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Infographic: IMF Policy in the MENA Region

The more things change the more they stay the same... Infographic illustrates findings of new report on IMF Policy in the MENA Region.

18 December 2015 | Infographic
Supporter of No vote in Greek referendum, Madrid

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Greece: IMF fails to learn own "lesson on the economic impact of austerity”

IMF has been criticised for undermining negotiations between Greece and other creditors and ignoring the results of a democratic referendum.

25 September 2015
June solidarity protest against Greek debt, London; credit: Global Justice Greece

Finance

Analysis

Greece should default on its IMF loans

Bodo Ellmers of Eurodad argues that, should the IMF not get repaid by Greece, it could finally shock the institution from being a “political puppet” into an effective crisis response instrument.

7 July 2015 | Guest analysis
Christine Lagarde with Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta, January 2014. Credit: IMF

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IMF moved on from structural adjustment?

Concerns in existing and prospective borrower states about the appropriateness and efficacy of IMF-sanctioned reforms under lending and precautionary agreements.

3 February 2015

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6 October 2016 | Minutes

Managing global financial risks in uncertain times

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings discussing how financial globalisation can allow crises to spread far more quickly and widely than ever before.

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Background

16 April 2016 | Minutes

IMF and World Bank’s Influence on Economic Policy Making in Developing Countries

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 Spring meetings, evaluating how well the World Bank and IMF have done on respecting the country ownership principle ten years after its international acceptance.

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News

5 April 2016

World Bank and IMF prepare Tunisia loan programmes

As the IMF initiates negotiations with Tunisia, concerns have been expressed that renewed reforms will not be inclusive or target deep-seated economic and social issues.

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News

9 February 2016

New BWP report on the IMF in MENA region

BWP report finds few signs of IMF policy-change in the MENA region post 2011.

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Commentary

8 February 2016 | Humour

Bankspeak of the year 2015

Every year the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and Bank staff.

Knowledge

Background

7 October 2015 | Minutes

Lurking behind plummeting oil prices: Advancing structural adjustment

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2015 Annual meetings, focusing on macroeconomic challenges for the MENA region.

Conditionality

Background

16 April 2015 | Minutes

Causes and consequences of income inequality: A global perspective

Notes from a meeting on income inequality during the World Bank spring meetings.

Finance

News

1 April 2015

The IMF’s newest bailout in Ghana

The IMF and Ghana have reached a long-anticipated loan agreement.