Conditionality impacts

Conditionality

Analysis

Greece: IMF fails to learn own "lesson on the economic impact of austerity”

IMF has been criticised for undermining negotiations between Greece and other creditors and ignoring the results of a democratic referendum.

25 September 2015

Finance

Analysis

Greece should default on its IMF loans

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.

7 July 2015 | Guest analysis

Finance

News

The IMF’s newest bailout in Ghana

The IMF and Ghana have reached a long-anticipated loan agreement.

1 April 2015

Finance

News

IMF augments new lending facilities after earlier reviews

An IMF review of three new lending facilities has resulted in only "cosmetic" changes critics say.

29 September 2014 | Update

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF in Greece: a “slush fund” for “its political masters”

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.

31 March 2015

Conditionality

News

IMF moved on from structural adjustment?

Concerns in existing and prospective borrower states about the appropriateness and efficacy of IMF-sanctioned reforms under lending and precautionary agreements.

3 February 2015

Finance

News

Eye on the prize - the Greek debt sustainability question

Despite heated debates about the consequences of Syriza’s win in Greece and the IMF's stance on debt reduction, the question of debt sustainability remains central to the country’s economic future.

2 February 2015

Social services

Analysis

The IMF’s role in the Ebola outbreak

IMF conditionalities attached to loans to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea drained health services, damaging countries’ ability to handle the recent Ebola crisis.

2 February 2015

Conditionality

Commentary

The Arab world’s subsidy nightmare: pondering alternatives

For decades, the Arab region has embarked on a series of IMF-prescribed energy subsidy reforms, which have contributed to increased poverty levels.

2 February 2015 | Guest comment

Conditionality

News

World Bank criticised for rejecting Doing Business reform

In response to the World Bank’s rejection of significant reform to its revised Doing Business Report methodology, civil society organisations wrote a letter in July to Bank president Jim Yong Kim.

22 July 2014