Conditionality impacts

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

Conditionality

News

New IMF poverty assessment unit

The IMF has announced the creation of a unit to work on producing Poverty and Social Impact Analysis.

28 May 2004

Knowledge

News

Ties that bind: possible shifts on conditionality?

The extent to which efforts to review conditionality represent a desire for better implementation rather than a fundamental re-examination of the impact of policy conditions remains unclear.

28 May 2004

Rights

News

IFI campaigners win environment prizes

This year's Goldman Environmental Prize honoured two activists who have been tackling World Bank projects and policies.

28 May 2004

Conditionality

Commentary

Lula and Kirchner want IMF to relax its grip

A new initiative to rewrite the rules of engagement with the IMF could mark the biggest change in creditor-debtor relations in a generation.

24 May 2004 | Guest comment

Knowledge

News

PRSPs: a continuation of structural adjustment

Debate remains over the formulation and content of PRSPs. Many analysts suggest that they continue the trajectory of structural adjustment policies.

5 April 2004

Conditionality

Commentary

Life under the IMF’s magnifying glass:

The Fund takes to micro-management in Zambia to ensure compliance with belt tightening measures, threatening civil unrest.

5 April 2004 | Guest comment

Rights

News

World Bank Loans to Andhra Pradesh: Financing bloodshed and impunity?

Human rights activists in Andhra Pradesh have strongly objected to World Bank plans for a new economic reform loan to the state government.

3 February 2004