Conditionality impacts

Conditionality

News

Inequality: IMF fails to listen to itself

While NGO Oxfam criticised the IMF for failing to learn lessons of the past in its approach to European austerity, IMF research on inequality produced findings opposite to IMF programme demands for borrowers.

3 October 2013

Finance

Commentary

Why the IMF must cancel Pakistan's debt

Alongside development and economic issues, Pakistan will be tackling the debt repayments that the country is scheduled to make in the next two years and beyond thanks to a $6.64 billion IMF loan agreement. The debt burden is suffocating public spending.

19 September 2013 | Guest comment

Social services

Analysis

IMF's Greek mea culpa

In June the IMF released an ex post assessment of its 2010 lending programme to Greece which described a series of errors and found that the Fund consciously chose to break its own rules on the sustainability of the programme.

26 June 2013

Conditionality

News

Pakistan needs to borrow "to repay IMF"

In late June, finance minister Ishaq Dar informed Pakistan's national assembly that the government "will have to go to the IMF" in order to repay current outstanding loan instalments to the Fund.

25 June 2013

Conditionality

News

Democracy: "an enemy to the IMF"?

The legitimacy of IMF engagement with Middle East and North African nations and eurozone crisis countries continues to be heavily criticised.

8 April 2013

Conditionality

News

IMF to play "grand endorser" in Jamaica?

Jamaica is close to agreeing a new IMF programme despite a recent record of disputes.

13 February 2013

Conditionality

News

IMF-Zimbabwe relations tentatively resume

In September the IMF executive board praised Zimbabwe's efforts to repay its debts to the Fund and relaxed restrictions on technical assistance.

6 December 2012

Conditionality

News

IMF controversy: is austerity backfiring?

The IMF's shift in stance regarding easing Greece's debt burden reflects a deepening controversy about whether austerity policies are counter-productive.

6 December 2012

Accountability

News

Bretton Woods Project submission to IEO evaluation

We are very pleased to see the IEO continue its excellent work reaching out to stakeholders, external parties and shareholders, while both considering its work programme and conducting evaluations. This is a vital component of the IEO’s approach that ensures well-informed and well-considered analysis.

30 October 2012 | Letters

IFI governance

News

IMF's World Economic Outlook admission of flaws creates controversy

The launch of the IMF's autumn 2012 World Economic Outlook (WEO) report stimulated a controversy over economic forecasting during the annual meetings of the IMF by admitting that the Fund's models, used to dictate the terms of bailouts, were flawed.

16 October 2012