Debt


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Environment

News

Town hall meeting between civil society and Bank Fund heads

Highlights from a meeting between Bank president Wolfensohn, Fund director Rato, South African finance minister Trevor Manuel, UK chancellor Gordon Brown, and NGOs.

5 October 2004

Finance

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Debt sustainability: Oasis or mirage?

UNCTAD has launched a fourth report on economic development in Africa.

4 October 2004

Conditionality

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IMF role in low-income countries

Highlights of a Fund staff meeting with CSOs to discuss the role of the Fund in low-income countries.

4 October 2004

Conditionality

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Debt cancellation? Or an exercise in book-keeping?

Talk of full multilateral debt cancellation has been in the air since the June G8 summit against the backdrop of the impending end of the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) Initiative. The US Treasury Department is apparently pushing for full multilateral debt cancellation and could announce this at the G8 ministers meeting ahead of the Bank and Fund annual meetings.

21 September 2004

Conditionality

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The Bank, the Fund, the debt threat

Researcher Noreena Hertz, in her latest book I.O.U: The debt threat and why we must…

21 September 2004

Conditionality

News

Moving the goalposts: Zambia’s misery prolonged

Despite intensive efforts to implement the necessary conditions, Zambia has been told that it will have to wait even longer for debt relief.

26 July 2004

Finance

News

Debt sustainability debates; new proposals for cancellation

Preliminary analysis of the Debt Sustainability framework, early June by US based CNES, points out that if implemented this proposal will emphasise the rights of creditors over all other development challenges, the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) included

26 July 2004

Finance

News

Who will assess the assessments?

Civil society organizations remain concerned that impact assessments will not not deliver the desired outcomes.

26 July 2004

Conditionality

News

Bank and Fund evaluation vindicates PRSP critics

The World Bank's Operations and Evaluation Department (OED) has just released the report of an evaluation they have conducted of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper approach.

26 July 2004

Knowledge

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New debt sustainability framework: too little, too subjective

Civil society groups welcome the intention but not the detail of a new IMF, World Bank framework for assessing countries’ debts and their potential to take on new lending.

28 May 2004