Debt

Conditionality

News

IMF debt deal 'a victory'

In December, the IMF board approved 100 per cent debt relief to 19 countries under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative amounting to $3.3 billion.

23 January 2006

Environment

Background

Highlights of UK NGO meeting with executive director to the World Bank and IMF, Tom Scholar

Brief minutes of UK NGO meeting with Tom Scholar

12 January 2006 | Minutes

Environment

News

UK parliament hearings on World Bank, IMF

The UK all-party committee on international development held its evidence session on the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF in October, with evidence heard from the Bretton Woods Project and the Rainforest Foundation, secretary of state for international development Hilary Benn, and representatives of the Treasury.

21 November 2005

Environment

News

Climate change and the World Bank: dubious green credentials

Critique of the new role assigned to the World Bank by the G8 in tackling climate change by creating a framework for clean energy and development. Summary of recent documents examining the Bank's perpetuation of fossil-fuelled economic expansion and false claims made in relation to the Clean Development Mechanism

12 September 2005

Social services

News

IMF accused of exacerbating famine in Niger

The IMF's external relations department has spent the last two months furiously rebuffing charges that the Fund has exacerbated famine in Niger. The debate centres around the impact of structural adjustment measures and accusations that donors initially refused to allow the government to distribute free food to affected areas.

12 September 2005

Knowledge

News

UK National audit office undertakes a review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals

Summary of the terms of reference of the UK National audit office's review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals

14 July 2005

Rights

News

The G8, the World Bank and the IMF: Debt, aid and trade implications

At their 6 - 8 July summit in Gleneagles Scotland, G8 leaders tasked the World Bank and the IMF with much of the follow-up on their commitments on debt reduction, increased aid and fairer trade.

12 July 2005

Environment

News

The G8, the World Bank and climate change

Environmentalists expressed dismay at the G8’s failure to make progress on the issue of climate change. What will be the World Bank’s involvement in the follow-up programme?

11 July 2005

Environment

Background

Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOS

Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOS

28 June 2005 | Minutes

Accountability

News

G8 cancellation of World Bank, IMF debt: "step forward"

Finance ministers of the world's richest countries agreed to write off $40 to $55 billion of debts owed to the World Bank, IMF and African Development Bank. Statements on aid effectiveness and trade in the final communiqu

13 June 2005