Debt

Finance

Analysis

UN Financing for Development: the Fund and Bank's role & influence

This briefing analyses the role of the Bank and Fund in the UN Financing for Development negotiations.

3 July 2015 | At Issue

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF in Greece: a “slush fund” for “its political masters”

As Greece agrees a loan extension which excludes an IMF contribution, commentators condemn the impact of IMF's previous loan conditionalities on the Greek economy.

31 March 2015

IFI governance

Background

Ebola debt relief – Implications and next steps

Notes from a meeting on Ebola during the World Bank spring meetings.

17 April 2015 | Minutes

Finance

News

IMF in Ukraine: $5bn for $15bn haircut?

The IMF has approved a $17.5 billion loan arrangement for Ukraine, however, it has been criticised for relying on debt forgiveness by its creditors.

31 March 2015

Finance

News

Eye on the prize - the Greek debt sustainability question

Despite heated debates about the consequences of Syriza’s win in Greece and the IMF's stance on debt reduction, the question of debt sustainability remains central to the country’s economic future.

2 February 2015

Finance

Analysis

Ghana and the IMF – a window into Africa’s future?

Ghana's recent turn to the IMF raises questions about the 'Africa rising' narrative and may signal a stronger role for the Fund in the region.

29 September 2014

Finance

News

Debt relief for Ebola-affected states delayed

IMF debt relief plan to Ebola-affected states overdue after G20, US, Guinean president, as well as CSOs, call for urgent support and debt forgiveness.

2 February 2015

Finance

News

UK NGO calls for measures to address unsustainable debt payment risk

Jubilee Debt Campaign’s new report calls for “urgent measures” to “prevent a new debt crisis” highlighting the risk of the ongoing lending boom to impoverished countries as IMF discusses contractual reforms.

17 November 2014

IFI governance

Background

Sovereign debt restructuring: options, obstacles and opportunities

Notes of a meeting on sovereign debt restructuring at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

11 October 2014

IFI governance

Background

After SCOTUS: Next steps in sovereign debt restructuring

Notes of a meeting on sovereign debt restructuring after SCOTUS at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

9 October 2014