Conditionality impacts

Conditionality

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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

Conditionality

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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

Conditionality

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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

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New research on African PRSPs

A study for the Strategic Partnership for Africa of eight countries provides a useful summary of experience to date with producing interim PRSPs.

6 February 2001

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Adjustment lending is “bad news” for poor: Bank study

An internal Bank report has concluded that the poor are better off without structural adjustment.

6 February 2001

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Bank governance strategy, G24 cautious

The World Bank has published a new strategy on governance.

6 February 2001