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. CCJP recommends that the 2002 budget be guided by the fundamentals underpinning the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. “The PRSP should not be seen as a stand-alone document but an integral part of the budget,” the statement says. It calls for mid-term budget reviews at the provincial and district levels, involving civil society and other stakeholders outside the government.
World Bank & IMF in the news
This briefing explains how the IMF and World Bank have driven the financialisation of MENA states, and the pervasive negative effects this has had on the region’s societies and economies.
Joint civil society briefing paper highlights concerns with the World Bank’s Evolution Roadmap, and provides a series of recommendations for a Roadmap that prioritises people, participation and the planet over profit and economic growth.