Turkey is the latest country to be overcome by financial crisis.
In August, thousands of civil servants went on strike for 24 hours in Honduras disrupting education, transport and health services.
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.
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.
The World Bank and IMF are urged to rethink their approaches to anti-corruption work in a new briefing.
Increased power tariffs as part of World Bank plans to privatize the power sector in Andhra Pradesh, India have sparked protests.
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.
The IMF has suspended lending to Moldova because the parliament has refused to allow the state-run wine and tobacco industries to be privatized.
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.
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.