Conditionality impacts

Social services

News

Fund irate over NGO claims that it blocks progress on AIDS

A report released by NGOs ActionAid, Global AIDS Alliance, Student Global AIDs Campaign and RESULTS Educational Fund charges that IMF fiscal targets limit spending on HIV/AIDS programmes.

22 November 2004

Conditionality

News

NGOs respond to UK paper on conditionality

Released late September to coincide with the Bank and Fund annual meetings, the paper sets out the "UK government position on the use of conditions in effective partnerships for poverty reduction". Public comment is invited until the end of November and by early 2005 new guidelines for DFID staff are anticipated to put the new approach into practice

22 November 2004

Conditionality

News

UK MPs hold hearing on World Bank, IMF

In November the UK International Development Committee held its annual evidence session on the World Bank and IMF, questioning the UK government on issues including conditionality and parliamentary scrutiny of national development strategies.

15 November 2004

Environment

Background

Meeting between UK NGOs and Secretary of State, Hilary Benn

Summary of key points discussed at the meeting on 20 September between Secretary of State Hilary Benn, and UK NGOs

8 October 2004 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Meeting with UK Executive Director to the WB and IMF, Tom Scholar

Meeting with UK Executive Director to the WB and IMF, Tom Scholar, Annual Meetings 2004, 14 September

8 October 2004 | Minutes

Knowledge

Background

The Reality of Aid 2004: Report on Governance and Rights

This year's Reality of Aid report focuses on Governance and Human Rights in International Cooperation. It was produced by a global network of civil society organizations from both the north and south. The report calls for all actors in the global aid regime to entrench the discourse of human rights in international cooperation.

6 October 2004 | Minutes

Environment

News

Town hall meeting between civil society and Bank Fund heads

Highlights from a meeting between Bank president Wolfensohn, Fund director Rato, South African finance minister Trevor Manuel, UK chancellor Gordon Brown, and NGOs.

5 October 2004

Conditionality

News

IMF role in low-income countries

Highlights of a Fund staff meeting with CSOs to discuss the role of the Fund in low-income countries.

4 October 2004

Conditionality

News

Debt cancellation? Or an exercise in book-keeping?

Talk of full multilateral debt cancellation has been in the air since the June G8 summit against the backdrop of the impending end of the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) Initiative. The US Treasury Department is apparently pushing for full multilateral debt cancellation and could announce this at the G8 ministers meeting ahead of the Bank and Fund annual meetings.

21 September 2004

Conditionality

News

The Bank, the Fund, the debt threat

Researcher Noreena Hertz, in her latest book I.O.U: The debt threat and why we must…

21 September 2004