Conditionality impacts

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

Conditionality

News

Adjustment policy delayed

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

24 November 2003

Conditionality

News

Debt and destruction in Senegal

A new report by Demba Moussa Demb

24 November 2003

Conditionality

News

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

Conditionality

News

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

Conditionality

News

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

Conditionality

News

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

Conditionality

News

Draft adjustment policy not available yet

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

12 September 2003