Draft adjustment policy not available yet

12 September 2003

The World Bank is in the final stages of revising its policy on structural adjustment. After consultations were held on an issue paper Bank staff are now drafting the policy itself. It is expected to be discussed by a subcommittee (CODE) of the Bank’s Board at the end of October and finalised by the end of the year. Despite previous hints that the draft policy would be made public for comment the Bank has not yet formally committed to do so and has been vague on setting any timeline.