Debt

IFI governance

Background

Highlights of Tom Scholar meeting with UK NGOs

Highlights of quarterly meeting between UK executive director to the World Bank and IMF and UK NGOs. Topics covered include CSO access to annual meetings, IMF strategic review, conditionality, anti-corruption and education.

26 September 2006 | Minutes

Accountability

News

Independence of IMF’s evaluation arm questioned

In an evaluation of the IMF Independent Evaluation Office's first five years of work, an external committee concluded that the IMF board may have undue influence over the body. Additionally the IEO set itself an ambitious work plan for the next year, as it plans to delve into the Fund's internal organisation and trade policy

11 September 2006

Finance

News

Mauritania, Malawi qualify for debt relief

Mauritania qualified for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative in June, while Malawi completed the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative in August.

11 September 2006

Social services

News

Cape Verde becomes IMF’s third PSI country

On 1 August, the IMF board approved Cape Verde's application for the Policy Support Instrument (PSI)

11 September 2006

Conditionality

News

IMF to relaunch Haitian programme

After years of political and economic disputes, the IMF has finally reinitiated negotiations with Haiti

11 September 2006

Accountability

News

Evaluation echoes civil society critique of World Bank-IMF debt relief efforts

An evaluation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative by the Bank's Independent Evaluation Group released in April begs the question what next for debt relief efforts.

19 June 2006

Accountability

News

Beware the big, bland wolf: The first year of Paul Wolfowitz at the World Bank

What has most surprised World Bank watchers is how little Paul Wolfowitz has changed the institution he took over one year ago. On Africa, infrastructure, and debt relief, he has stayed the course - for better or worse - set by his predecessor James Wolfensohn.

5 June 2006

Accountability

Background

Debt, conditionality and corruption: Civil society strategy session

Highlights of a 20 April civil society strategy session in Washington on debt, conditionality and corruption.

28 April 2006 | Minutes

Conditionality

News

World Bank approves $37 billion in debt relief

World Bank member nations approved $37 billion in debt relief for 17 countries at the end of March.

8 April 2006

Finance

News

Latin America sends IMF packing

The IMF's role and financial health have been brought into further question as a result of the early repayment of two of its largest debtors.

23 January 2006