WB/IMF roles


G8 strategy attacked as too pro-Bank

5 April 2001

Franck Almaric of the Society for International Development has sharply criticised the Italian government’s draft strategy for the G8 summit. The Beyond Debt Relief paper recommends removing trade barriers, promoting private investment and new global health and education initiatives.

Almaric argues that the paper relies on inaccurate and one-sided analysis, for example on the roles of the World Bank and the IMF. He also questions why the proposed Trust Fund for Health should be placed under the control of the World Bank.