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What roles for the IMF?

28 January 2003

The French IFI network has published a report of a seminar on the role of the IMF. The seminar gathered NGOs, academics and activists from all continents and looked at issues such as conditionality and selectivity, dollarisation and regional currencies and the South Korean crisis. Participants’ recommendations for international financial institutions included: more transparency and democracy, going back to their initial mandate, and appeal mechanisms under the authority of the UN. Participants also emphasised the need for debt cancellation and capital controls, readjusting the terms of trade, and equal access to basic services.

Seminar conclusions (in English)