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Don’t dictate policy, Turkey tells IMF

In September, Turkish Prime Minister, Bulent Ecevit, told the IMF not to dictate policies after further protests erupted in Istanbul and the southern city of Adana.

26 October 2000

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Bolivians appeal for end to conditions

The worsening social and economic crisis in Bolivia, has led to several weeks of riots, according to The Bolivian Foro Jubileo 2000, which appealed to the international community and the Paris Club, which met in October, not to impose any new adjustment conditions.

26 October 2000

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New directions for IMF?

“I have a heart” pleaded Horst K

26 October 2000

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Nigerian union takes IMF and Bank to court

In October, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) asked the High Court in Lagos to declare as illegal, pressures by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on President Olusegun Obasanjo to implement their economic policies on Nigerians.

26 October 2000

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Revision of IMF conditionality guidelines

The focus of the IMF’s internal review of IMF conditionality has expanded in the light of IMF Horst K

26 October 2000

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Bank procedure changes

The World Bank has confirmed that it will tie its Country Assistance Strategies into the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers by 2001.

26 October 2000

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Mozambique sugar industry threatened

The IMF looks set to repeat mistakes which led to the demise of Mozambique’s cashew processing industry.

11 August 2000

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Ecuadoreans protest against adjustment reforms

In June the Patriotic Front, a coalition of unions and grass-roots organizations, held a national strike to protest neoliberal economic policies promoted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

11 August 2000

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PRGF lending guidance discussions

IMF staff are discussing whether to release for external consultation a draft staff Guidance Note on its Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility.

11 August 2000

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US Congress rules against user fees

In July, the United States Congress passed legislation aiming to bar the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank from imposing “user fees” on primary health care and education on poor countries.

11 August 2000