Debt

Accountability

News

IMF rebukes Tajiks over false information

Tajikistan has gotten itself in hot water with the IMF over poor reporting of information while the country was borrowing money from the Fund.

1 April 2008

Conditionality

News

NGOs urge Congressional intervention on IMF gold sales

A coalition of over 70 US NGOs, including large labour unions, has written to Congress to demand that planned IMF gold sales pay for debt relief as well administrative expenses.

1 April 2008

IFI governance

Background

The IFIs and Islamic finance

The World Bank Group and the IMF have become more involved in assistance to and oversight of Islamic financial institutions.

1 February 2008 | Inside the institutions

Finance

News

Peru to bow out, Turkey to renew?

Peru has indicated that it does not plan to renew its stand-by arrangement with the IMF when it expires next year. Turkey, the Fund’s largest borrower, is still debating is next move when its programme expires in May.

1 February 2008

Accountability

News

UK report on its activities at the World Bank

In late November, the UK released its third report on its relationship with the World Bank, disappointing in the coverage and depth of its analysis.

14 December 2007

Accountability

News

Public campaigns to reform IDA

In Europe, Asia and the United States, civil society has campaigned for reform of the World Bank through the replenishment process of the International Development Association.

4 December 2007

Finance

News

Less carrot, more stick please

As negotiations close over donations to the World Bank's financing arm for low income countries, civil society groups have expressed disappointment over the failure to make progress on conditionality, debt sustainability, allocation or impact assessment.

4 December 2007

Finance

News

New World Bank financing instruments

Two areas that Robert Zoellick's Bank is likely to focus on are the promotion of risk management instruments, and developing local currency bond markets.

4 December 2007

Finance

Background

Macroeconomic aspects of aid scaling up and the role of the Fund

Highlights of a 21 October discussion on the macroeconomics of aid scaling up at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

26 October 2007 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

Wage bill ceilings, fiscal and monetary policies and absorbing aid inflows - updates and next steps

Highlights of a 20 October discussion on the the IMF's fiscal and monetary policy advice and conditionality for low-income countries at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

26 October 2007 | Minutes