Privatisation

Finance

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Turkey in crisis

Turkey is the latest country to be overcome by financial crisis.

12 December 2000

Social services

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Hondurans strike against privatization

In August, thousands of civil servants went on strike for 24 hours in Honduras disrupting education, transport and health services.

26 October 2000

Conditionality

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Russian u-turn on IMF conditionality

In September, Russia reimposed energy sector controls to force Russian oil companies to sell some of their product on the home market, only months after it removed them to comply with IMF conditionality.

26 October 2000

Social services

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World Bank economic modelling unmasked

Briefing to expose the problems with the data model still used by the World Bank to produce the influential projections used in every Country Assistance Strategy.

26 October 2000

Accountability

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New report slams Bank/Fund corruption agendas

The World Bank and IMF are urged to rethink their approaches to anti-corruption work in a new briefing.

11 August 2000

Infrastructure

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Indians protest at power price increases

Increased power tariffs as part of World Bank plans to privatize the power sector in Andhra Pradesh, India have sparked protests.

11 August 2000

Social services

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Protests over Paraguay privatisation plans

In June, several protesters and journalists were injured after clashes with police in Asuncion, Paraguay, on the first day of a 48-hour general strike against plans to privatize telephone, water and railroad companies.

11 August 2000

Conditionality

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Imf Suspends Lending To Moldova

The IMF has suspended lending to Moldova because the parliament has refused to allow the state-run wine and tobacco industries to be privatized.

14 June 2000

Finance

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IMF “Lending Into Arrears” In Ecuador

The new IMF policy of “lending into arrears”, that is lending to countries in financial crisis with debts owing to the private sector, has been applied to Ecuador.

14 June 2000

Conditionality

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Chiluba attack on IMF

Zambian President, Fredrick Chiluba has blamed the IMF for Zambia’s economic problems, saying that the IMF’s reforms, advocated by rich countries, had brought unemployment and a rise in poverty levels.

15 April 2000