Conditionality impacts

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

IFI governance

News

Legislators courted but oversight insufficient

The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoWB) will hold its annual conference February 15-16 in Paris. Oversight of relations between governments, the IMF and the Bank by legislators is still insufficient in the North and in the South.

3 February 2004

Trade

News

High-level conference on "trade, growth and poverty"

Organised by the UK Department for International Development, the World Bank, IMF and UNDP, a two-day conference held in London 8-9 December gathered officials, agency representatives and academics to discuss the links between trade, growth and poverty. The objective of the conference was to provide direction on how to integrate trade into national development strategies.

14 January 2004

Knowledge

Analysis

Leading a horse to water: Is there a role for the IMF in poverty reduction?

Many observers were sceptical when a few years ago the IMF embarked on a mission to respond to the "cries of the poor", in the words of its then head Michel Camdessus

25 November 2003 | At Issue