Poverty analysis

Conditionality

News

Parliaments: the missing link in democratising national policy making

Across sub-saharan Africa, good governance efforts depend on the strengthening of parliamentary democracy. In sharp contrast country relations with IFIs reveal weak parliamentary engagement.

5 April 2004

Knowledge

News

Challenges to World Bank report on MDG progress

The World Bank has produced a long new report on how countries and international institutions are performing in relation to the Millennium Development Goals. But the Bank faces severe conflicts of interest in producing such a report.

5 April 2004

Knowledge

News

PRSPs: a continuation of structural adjustment

Debate remains over the formulation and content of PRSPs. Many analysts suggest that they continue the trajectory of structural adjustment policies.

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

Knowledge

Analysis

Leading a horse to water: Is there a role for the IMF in poverty reduction?

Many observers were sceptical when a few years ago the IMF embarked on a mission to respond to the "cries of the poor", in the words of its then head Michel Camdessus

25 November 2003 | At Issue

Gender

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UK MPs question WB governance

On 6 November the International Development Committee of the House of Commons held an evidence session on World Bank/IMF issues

17 November 2003

Conditionality

News

Official report confirms PRSP criticisms

A report produced by the Bank and Fund for their annual meetings reflects on the continuing problems with implementing the lofty goals of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers.

17 November 2003

Knowledge

News

Making Poverty and Social Impact Analysis happen

An international meeting has set down plans for development agencies to take forward work on assessing the likely impact of World Bank/IMF-backed reforms.

17 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

Conditionality

News

Draft adjustment policy not available yet

The World Bank is in the final stages of revising its policy on structural adjustment.…

12 September 2003