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Debt and destruction in Senegal

A new report by Demba Moussa Demb

24 November 2003

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Six die in Dominican IMF protests

Six people were killed and over 20 wounded in the Dominican Republic on 11 November during a strike called to protest austerity measures called for by the IMF.

24 November 2003

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Adjustment policy delayed

The World Bank has delayed finalisation of its new structural adjustment policy. A subcommittee of…

24 November 2003

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Brazil renews "unnecessary" IMF agreement despite opposition

Brazil and the IMF announced they would renew a financial arrangement at the end of the year, sparking new doubts about the methods and motives of Lula's government. The news came shortly after Rede Brasil, a network of Brazilian NGOs and social movements, urged the government not to sign.

17 November 2003

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Official report confirms PRSP criticisms

A report produced by the Bank and Fund for their annual meetings reflects on the continuing problems with implementing the lofty goals of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers.

17 November 2003

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Bolivian PRGF a “blind alley”

A new report by Bolivian NGO CEDLA shows that despite a new emphasis on civil society participation and poverty alleviation, the core policies attached to IMF loans have not changed.

15 September 2003

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Draft adjustment policy not available yet

The World Bank is in the final stages of revising its policy on structural adjustment.…

12 September 2003

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IMF’s response to crisis “inadequate”

A new report by the IMF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) highlights mistakes in the handling of three major financial crises in the late 1990s (Indonesia, Korea and Brazil).

12 September 2003

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SAP protests still raging: Latin America examples

A summary of recent protests against IMF-imposed structural adjustment programmes in Latin America.

8 September 2003

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IMF transparency still lagging on crucial issues

The Executive Board of the IMF met to discuss a revision of its procedures towards more transparency. While the IMF assimilates transparency efforts in the past few years to a ‘revolution’, critics point to major shortcomings hampering public scrutiny of IMF operations

21 July 2003