Conditionality impacts

Conditionality

News

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

Social services

News

SAP protests still raging: Latin America examples

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

8 September 2003

Conditionality

News

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

Conditionality

News

World Bank and IMF forcing privatisation: new report

Privatisation imposed by the World Bank and the IMF can be harmful to the most…

21 July 2003

Conditionality

News

Debt relief money diverted in Nicaragua

A new report shows that debt relief in Nicaragua is only partly going to poverty reduction.

26 May 2003

IFI governance

News

High-level UN meeting debates IFI governance

On 14 April a high-level meeting of the UN Economic and Social Affairs Council (ECOSOC) was held with the World Bank, IMF and the WTO on "increased coherence, coordination and cooperation for the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus".

26 May 2003

Conditionality

News

Circling the wagons: World Bank-IMF-WTO coherence

The heads of the World Bank and IMF spoke to the General Council - the highest-level decision-making body of the World Trade Organisation - on 13 May on the benefits of increasing coherence between their respective agencies. Civil society groups counter that the use of the word 'coherence' is a ruse designed to bring countries in line with a set of flawed economic policies.

26 May 2003

Conditionality

News

Weakest link or missing link?

In April, the IMF, the World Bank and the UK government organised a two-day workshop…

25 May 2003

Conditionality

Analysis

Comments on ‘IMF Staff Note on Macroeconomic Programming for Poverty Reduction’

Civil society commentary on the 'IMF Staff Note on Macroeconomic Programming for Poverty Reduction'

25 May 2003 | Briefings

Rights

News

Trade and PRSP study

UK-based Christian Aid has commissioned the Overseas Development Institute to analyse the trade content of PRSPs.

1 April 2003