Conditionality impacts

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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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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

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Turkish students in anti-IMF protest

Turkish students protested against the International Monetary Fund and the government’s austerity programme in May.

11 August 2000

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Nigerian parliament rejects IMF

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.

11 August 2000

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Slovaks condemn WB-IMF collusion

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.

11 August 2000

Rights

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Anti-IMF And Bank Protest Tear-Gassed

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.

14 June 2000

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Imf Suspends Lending To Moldova

The IMF has suspended lending to Moldova because the parliament has refused to allow the state-run wine and tobacco industries to be privatized.

14 June 2000