Conditionality impacts


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Korean workers lawsuit against IMF thrown out

A South Korean court has rejected a lawsuit filed by a group of labour unions against the IMF for alleged policy mistakes.

15 April 2000

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UK ED quizzed on UK role in Bank and Fund

In October UK Executive Director Stephen Pickford was called before the Treasury and International Development Select Committees for questioning by MPs.

15 December 1999

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IMF crisis conditions reviewed

A new review of IMF conditionality will assess the conditions applied to financial crisis countries, and recommend future approaches.

15 December 1999

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Southern organisations demand end to adjustment

Organizations and activists in more than 20 Southern countries have launched a campaign against the destructive lending policies of the World Bank.

15 December 1999

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Social Principles limited to crisis situations

The Bank’s paper on best practices for implementing the social principles will be discussed by the Board on 10 September.

15 September 1999

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WB-IMF orthodoxy rivalled by Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), led by its new head Masaru Yoshitomi, has mounted an attack on the IMF’s use of conventional policies for dealing with the crisis in Asia and plans to hold meetings and seminars to challenge the IMF’s approach at the Bank/Fund annual meetings.

15 September 1999

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Strikers in Colombia in protest at IMF and debt

In late August Colombian labour unions began an indefinite national strike in protest at the government’s political, social, and economic agenda and calling on the government to declare a moratorium on the payment of its internal and external debt.

15 September 1999

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Bank support for social sector in Brazil an illusion

Last year the World Bank lent billions of dollars to Brazil, claiming that they would support social safety-nets during the financial crisis.

15 September 1999

Accountability

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Bank develops “governance indicators”

On 1 July the Bank held an informal Board seminar to discuss “governance indicators”.

15 September 1999

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The IMF’s ESAF: is it working?

In August the IMF produced a “question and answer” paper on its Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility.

15 September 1999