Conditionality impacts

Environment

Commentary

World Bank's Africa strategy remains rutted in comfort zone

A critical analysis of the World Bank's new strategy for Africa

14 June 2011 | Guest comment

Social services

News

Rehash of failed policies for Arab states?

As revolutionary movements sweep the Arab world, the World Bank and the IMF have taken a lead in international economic engagement in the Middle East and North Africa region. But critics have warned of the dangers of locking transitional governments into long-term loans with economic conditionalities that may perpetuate the flawed development model that contributed to the crisis in the first place.

13 June 2011

Rights

News

IMF's European austerity drive goes on

The IMF programme in Portugal highlights the heavy conditionality attached to loans. Meanwhile, a big, and very public, fight is brewing over debt in Greece, where the IMF denies any problems.

13 June 2011

IFI governance

Background

IMF consultation on the 2011 review of conditionality

Minutes from a 4 May 2011 consultation in London between civil society organisations and IMF staff.

13 May 2011 | Minutes

Rights

Analysis

Debt and austerity - from the global South to Europe

In early May, more than 400 activists in Greece and campaigners and academics from across the world met in Athens to confront the current debt crisis of the European periphery and plan international solidarity and coordinated action against fiscal austerity imposed by governments.

13 May 2011 | Note

Accountability

Background

Consultation on Program for Results (P4R)

Notes of meeting, Washington DC, April 16, 2011

18 April 2011 | Minutes

Environment

Background

The Green Climate Fund: discussion of principles and design

Notes of meeting, Washington DC, April 15, 2011

15 April 2011 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

IMF conditionality review

Note of meeting

13 April 2011 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Meeting between the UK IMF Executive Director Alex Gibbs, HM Treasury and UK civil society organisat

Notes of the seminar of spring meetings 2011

13 April 2011 | Minutes

Accountability

News

UK reviews of World Bank paint a mixed picture

The UK government's review of multilateral aid endorsed the World Bank, despite identifying major institutional weaknesses.

7 April 2011