As the IMF initiates negotiations with Tunisia, concerns have been expressed that renewed reforms will not be inclusive or target deep-seated economic and social issues.
BWP report finds few signs of IMF policy-change in the MENA region post 2011.
The IMF has changed its long-standing rule on lending to countries in arrears to official creditors, thereby avoiding having to cancel its $17.5 billion loan programme to Ukraine.
The more things change the more they stay the same... Infographic illustrates findings of new report on IMF Policy in the MENA Region.
New report reveals IMF policy in the MENA region has remained unchanged after the 2011 Arab uprising, despite its rhetoric for change towards inclusive growth.
IMF has been criticised for undermining negotiations between Greece and other creditors and ignoring the results of a democratic referendum.
Bodo Ellmers of Eurodad argues that, should the IMF not get repaid by Greece, it could finally shock the institution from being a “political puppet” into an effective crisis response instrument.
As Greece agrees a loan extension which excludes an IMF contribution, commentators condemn the impact of IMF's previous loan conditionalities on the Greek economy.
The IMF and Ghana have reached a long-anticipated loan agreement.
Concerns in existing and prospective borrower states about the appropriateness and efficacy of IMF-sanctioned reforms under lending and precautionary agreements.