Conditionality impacts

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

Conditionality

News

IMF embroiled in Ukraine crisis

Ukraine’s interim government concluded negotiations in late March for an IMF loan, likely to carry wide-ranging conditionality.

31 March 2014

IFI governance

News

Revolving doors: Portugal ex-minister appointed at the IMF

Former Portuguese finance minister, dubbed "fourth member of the Troika" appointed to head IMF fiscal affairs department.

31 March 2014