Conditionality impacts

Accountability

News

UK government reply to Baku-Ceyhan memo

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.

31 January 2003

Conditionality

News

Baku Ceyhan: IFC delay, IMF pressure

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.

28 January 2003

Rights

News

Cambodian catch-22

The World Bank is considering withholding funds from Cambodia in response to government moves against Global Witness, an independent monitor of the forestry sector.

28 January 2003

Land

News

Turkey to test Fund independence

A power struggle is emerging over Turkey’s compliance with a host of proposed economic reforms included in a $16 billion IMF loan package.

28 January 2003

Conditionality

Analysis

Indispensable or unworkable? The IMF’s new approach to conditionality

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.

28 January 2003 | At Issue

Conditionality

News

IMF evaluation office: too technocratic ?

Correspondence between the IEO and the Bretton Woods Project following the publication of its first report

26 November 2002 | Letters

Conditionality

News

Conditionality through the back door?

’Streamlining’ of IMF conditionality failing expectations; cross-conditionality remains and the Fund has failed to debate the macro-economic framework.

26 November 2002

Conditionality

News

Bank “cornering market” in trade capacity building

The Bank’s role in trade capacity building affords enormous influence over the hearts and minds of trade policy makers and the way in which trade is mainstreamed into national development plans. The initial experience of the Integrated Framework programme shows that there is reason for concern.

17 September 2002

Conditionality

News

Sri Lanka rushing reforms to please IMF, WB

Sri Lanka has launched a “fast-track” legislative process to intensify economic and social reforms, in order to secure new IMF and World Bank loans.

17 September 2002

Land

News

IFI role in Southern Africa famine condemned

A new study from Oxfam questions why, after years of World Bank and IMF-designed agricultural sector reforms, Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique face chronic food insecurity.

17 September 2002