Conditionality impacts

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

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

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF: Ukraine's "tough programme"; Egypt next?

The IMF’s provision of an exceptional access loan to Ukraine was presented as vital economic support, but many commentators fear that this loan is driven as much by political as economic necessity. Despite emphasising increased sensitivity to country circumstances, Fund policy recommendations in Egypt are very similar to its prescriptions for Ukraine.

20 June 2014

Knowledge

News

Business as usual: World Bank rejects Doing Business reforms

World Bank publishes minor changes to its Doing Business report, addressing only one of the criticisms of an independent panel review while activists continue to highlight the damage done by the rankings.

20 June 2014

Finance

News

Ghana under pressure: IMF loan feared

Fierce debate in Ghana over whether to turn to the IMF for support, as its economic growth and debt profile come under pressure. IMF warns on risks to Ghana’s “transformation agenda” and whole region’s debt levels and growth

20 June 2014

Conditionality

Commentary

Conditionally yours

New analysis reveals the IMF’s increasing use of controversial conditions attached to loans.

20 June 2014 | At Issue

Finance

News

Argentina's creditors accused of “vulture-like behaviour”

Argentina has agreed a deal with its Paris Club creditors, which have been accused of aggressive behaviour in demanding repayment of double the original debt.

20 June 2014

Conditionality

Background

Reforming IMF conditionality. Where do we stand?

12 April 2014 Notes provided by Jeroen Kwakkenboes, Eurodad Sponsors: Arab NGO Network for Development…

22 April 2014 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

IMF recommendations to Arab countries in transition: Challenges & prospects

Sponsors: Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND); Bretton Woods Project; Middle East Task Force of…

12 April 2014

Social services

News

Troika in Cyprus: privatisation outrage

The Cyprus government nearly fell in February over IMF and European demands for the privatisation of three public utilities.

31 March 2014