Civil society commentary on the 'IMF Staff Note on Macroeconomic Programming for Poverty Reduction'
UK-based Christian Aid has commissioned the Overseas Development Institute to analyse the trade content of PRSPs.
The IMF and the WB will withhold assistance from Equatorial Guinea until President Obiang accounts for the use of oil revenues.
After the IMF intensified retaliatory measures on Ghana for failing to comply with its requirements, the country now appears eager to please the Washington institution, probably at a high social cost.
Civil society groups in Cambodia and Papua New Guinea call on the Bank to exert its influence to curb violations of forestry codes.
Letter from Rt Hon Baroness Symons, UK Minister of State International Trade and Investment in response to NGO memorandum on the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline.
The International Finance Corporation has indicated that its decision on whether to support the controversial Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline will be taken in the third quarter of this year, not in April as had been expected.
The World Bank is considering withholding funds from Cambodia in response to government moves against Global Witness, an independent monitor of the forestry sector.
A power struggle is emerging over Turkey’s compliance with a host of proposed economic reforms included in a $16 billion IMF loan package.
The IMF says that streamlining will make conditionality more efficient, effective and focused. Careful scrutiny suggests there is still plenty to question in the new approach.