Conditionality impacts


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Financial crises and global slowdown capture IMF-World Bank spring meetings agenda

The global economic slowdown and donor countries’ differing views on what to do about it, pushed issues related to the world’s poorest nations to the sidelines of public debate on this year’s spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.

15 May 2001

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IFC plans governance clauses for loans: Woicke

The International Finance Corporation, a private sector arm of the World Bank, plans to include corporate governance clauses in loan agreements.

5 April 2001

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Bank Vice President enlisted in Turkey crisis

In a bizarre effort to shore up international investor confidence, the Turkish prime minister appointed Kemal Dervis, a World Bank Vice President, to become a state minister in charge of the economy in Turkey in late February.

5 April 2001

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Ecuador adjustment protesters strike deal

In late January and early February Ecuadorean indigenous groups led further protests against government and IMF economic policies.

5 April 2001

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Conditionality reduced but still “indispensable”

The numbers of conditions applied by the IMF may be reduced. But prior policy commitments and international codes and standards will be examined and in the area of governance, conditions may actually increase.

5 April 2001

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Social sectors bear brunt of Argentine austerity programme

The crisis in Argentina deepened in March after three ministers, including the Education and Economy Ministers, resigned after the government agreed a new austerity programme with the IMF.

5 April 2001

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Carrots and Sticks: a quick fix for IMF conditionality?

A short questions and answers briefing on the IMF’s approach to conditionality

5 April 2001 | Briefings

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Comments on the IMF staff’s review of conditionality

Bretton Woods Project comments on the IMF’s conditionality review

5 April 2001 | Briefings

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G24 report on IFI governance agendas

The Group of 24 Southern countries published a research paper on “Governance-related conditionalities of the International Financial Institutions”.

6 February 2001

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Lack of impact assessments constrains policy choices

Due to a lack of information on impacts associated with adjustment reforms, there is still no discussion of realistic policy choices and trade-offs in Poverty Reduction Strategies, according to an Oxfam International letter sent to the heads of the Bank and Fund in December.

6 February 2001