Conditionality impacts

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

Conditionality

News

Moving the goalposts: Zambia’s misery prolonged

Despite intensive efforts to implement the necessary conditions, Zambia has been told that it will have to wait even longer for debt relief.

26 July 2004

Conditionality

News

Conditionality: two steps forward, two steps back

The World Bank's forum on conditionality was held at the World Bank Conference Centre in Paris in early July. The majority of participants were representatives of bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and the Bank.

26 July 2004

Conditionality

News

Bank review: ‘one-size fits all’ solutions persist

The World Bank's Operation Evaluation Department released its 2003 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness, finding that the Bank's efforts are hampered by "attempts to transplant policies and institutions without adequate analysis of the context".

26 July 2004