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Knowledge

News

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

Conditionality

Commentary

Lula and Kirchner want IMF to relax its grip

A new initiative to rewrite the rules of engagement with the IMF could mark the biggest change in creditor-debtor relations in a generation.

24 May 2004 | Guest comment

Rights

News

Iraq and Ethiopia treatment shows debt relief double standards

The differing treatment given to Ethiopia and Iraq in debt relief suggest that geopolitical considerations are again outweighing internationally agreed criteria for fair debt cancellation.

5 April 2004

Knowledge

News

IMF and poverty: strange bed fellows

The IMF's capacity and legitimacy to address poverty have been debated by many analysts within…

29 March 2004

Conditionality

News

Brazil renews "unnecessary" IMF agreement despite opposition

Brazil and the IMF announced they would renew a financial arrangement at the end of the year, sparking new doubts about the methods and motives of Lula's government. The news came shortly after Rede Brasil, a network of Brazilian NGOs and social movements, urged the government not to sign.

17 November 2003

Trade

News

BWI reform discussed at UN dialogues

The Financing for Development (FfD) process held its first high-level follow-up to assess progress over three days in New York, 28 - 30 October.

5 November 2003

Conditionality

News

Bolivian PRGF a “blind alley”

A new report by Bolivian NGO CEDLA shows that despite a new emphasis on civil society participation and poverty alleviation, the core policies attached to IMF loans have not changed.

15 September 2003

Rights

News

Activist manifesto on global institutions

A new book challenges global institutions and anti-globalisation activists with proposals for stronger but radically…

10 September 2003

Environment

News

“Parliamentary Front” on IFIs

Members of the Brazilian parliament have called on their colleagues to form a parliamentary front on IFIs and the national banking system.

26 May 2003

Conditionality

News

IMF paper on NEPAD

A new IMF working paper on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), calls the agreement "visionary".

26 May 2003