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.
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.
Debate remains over the formulation and content of PRSPs. Many analysts suggest that they continue the trajectory of structural adjustment policies.
The IMF's capacity and legitimacy to address poverty have been debated by many analysts within…
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
On 6 November the International Development Committee of the House of Commons held an evidence session on World Bank/IMF issues
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.
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.
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.
The World Bank is in the final stages of revising its policy on structural adjustment.…