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.
A US Congress commission, which reported in March, called for major cut backs in World Bank and IMF activities.
African heads of state met in Libreville, Gabon in January to discuss the economic agenda for Africa in the new millennium.
A South Korean court has rejected a lawsuit filed by a group of labour unions against the IMF for alleged policy mistakes.
Zambian President, Fredrick Chiluba has blamed the IMF for Zambia’s economic problems, saying that the IMF’s reforms, advocated by rich countries, had brought unemployment and a rise in poverty levels.
A new review of IMF conditionality will assess the conditions applied to financial crisis countries, and recommend future approaches.
Organizations and activists in more than 20 Southern countries have launched a campaign against the destructive lending policies of the World Bank.