In July, the Nigerian House of Representatives adopted a non-binding motion urging the federal government to suspend all activities in respect of an IMF standby loan until the conditions were made public.
Friends of the Earth Slovakia has complained about the World Bank’s requirement that the government agree a programme with the IMF before it can access Bank loans.
The IMF looks set to repeat mistakes which led to the demise of Mozambique’s cashew processing industry.
In Malawi in May, a peaceful official demonstration, led by the Congress of Trades Unions, against IMF and World Bank reform policies and calling for the government to consider peoples’ needs before conceding to donors’ demands was broken-up by police with tear gas.
The IMF has suspended lending to Moldova because the parliament has refused to allow the state-run wine and tobacco industries to be privatized.
An IMF team has started a review of the conditions it applied to bail out South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Brazil.
The debate on the roles of the Bank and Fund looks set to accelerate.
Sri Lankan NGOs wrote to their President in May urging him to open up the annual Aid Group meeting at the end of May.
The IMF has told the transition government in Cote d’Ivoire that it should cut government spending after finding that spending was more than double the level agreed by the former president, who was overthrown in December 1999.
African heads of state met in Libreville, Gabon in January to discuss the economic agenda for Africa in the new millennium.