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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

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No more lending without forestry reforms

In January, local and international NGOs wrote to the World Bank demanding actions to achieve genuine forest reform in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

6 February 2001

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Argentine bail-out causes more hardship

After weeks of jockeying by the Argentinian government, the IMF and the US Treasury Department finally agreed to provide $18 billion to bailout Argentina’s troubled economy in November.

12 December 2000

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US rejects user fees

The US government has been forced to adopt legislation requiring it to oppose IMF and WB loans, which contain conditions for the imposition of user fees for primary education or primary health care.

12 December 2000

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IMF and WB conditionalities may be kept secret

As consultations on the World Bank’s disclosure policy move ahead, the Bank has taken steps which allow governments to withhold essential information to country stakeholders.

12 December 2000

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New directions for IMF?

“I have a heart” pleaded Horst K

26 October 2000