In its annual report to parliament The UK and the IMF, the UK Treasury’s most ambitious goal for 2007 is a revision of the IMF’s surveillance framework. While also emphasising governance reform of the IMF, the report does not prioritise creating an open and merit-based process for selecting the managing director, overhauling the transparency policy, or grappling with the issue of what role the Fund should be playing in low-income countries. The 2006 annual report to UK parliament on relations with the World Bank, which is produced separately by the Department for International Development, has not yet been released .
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
As debt crises across the African continent continue to soar, concerns are raised about the gendered impact of debt-servicing conditions imposed by international financial institutions.
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