Conditionality impacts

Conditionality

News

Parliamentarians go to Washington to demand greater oversight

Parliamentarians from eight countries travelled to Washington for the Bank-Fund spring meetings to present the…

13 June 2005

Environment

Background

UK NGO meeting with executive director Tom Scholar: uncorrected highlights 4 April 2005

Minutes of Spring meeting with Tom Scholar and UK NGOs in London

28 April 2005 | Minutes

Conditionality

News

IMF and World Bank use of conditions under the microscope

Responding to stinging criticism from civil society and the Commission for Africa, the IMF and the Bank are under pressure for a fundamental rethinking of the use of conditionality. The results of a series of ongoing evaluations will be critical.

10 April 2005

Trade

News

IFIs on trade: “enormous investment” but to what end?

The World Bank's international trade unit presented a progress report to the board in early March describing an enormous increase in investment in trade-related analysis which it is now looking to translate in to new lending - a serious concern for analysts who feel the Bank and Fund have got it wrong on trade.

10 April 2005

Conditionality

News

Bank review of the use of loan conditions takes shape

The scope of a year-long review of the conditions that the Bank attaches to its lending is becoming clearer, but differences with the Fund remain.

2 February 2005

Rights

News

Cautious dialogue as conflict over water continues

The deep freeze on communications between the World Bank’s water unit and civil society groups thawed a little at a recent dialogue. A revolt against private sector participation in Bolivia shows just how far there is to go.

2 February 2005

Trade

News

Bankspeak of the year 2004

2004 was a bumper year for new acronyms from the masters of the art form. But three new outstanding additions deserve special mention.

26 January 2005 | Humour

Conditionality

News

IMF: you don’t need no education

Research by ActionAid International finds that IMF polices present the biggest obstacle to attaining global goals for education.

26 January 2005

Environment

Background

UK NGO meeting with Executive Director Tom Scholar

Uncorrected highlights of a 14 December meeting between UK NGOs and UK Executive Director to the World Bank and IMF, Tom Scholar.

16 December 2004 | Minutes

Conditionality

Analysis

The World Bank policy scorecard: The new conditionality?

The World Bank scorecard on borrowing country policies and institutions plays a key role in the allocation of overseas development assistance. Critics argue that the scorecard is a way to coerce borrowers into adopting the Bank's preferred model of economic development.

22 November 2004 | At Issue