PRSP

Conditionality

Background

Combating tax flight: ending evasion and reducing avoidance

Norway, Germany, IMF, WOrld Bank and experts discuss tackling tax evasion and capital flight.

11 October 2008 | Minutes

Land

News

The World Bank and IMF response to the food crisis

Although conditions attached to food and fuel crisis lending are somewhat lighter, the Bank and the Fund should turn the crisis into an opportunity to learn that finance can be granted without the usual strings attached.

26 September 2008

Conditionality

News

The IMF, fiscal space and development programmes

IMF programmes for low-income countries continue to restrict governments' choices of how to fund development and how to manage the trade-offs.

26 September 2008

IFI governance

News

Lots of rhetoric, few specifics: DFID defends its policy on the World Bank

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has sheepishly defended itself in its government response to the International Development Committee's (IDC) report DFID and the World Bank.

22 May 2008

Conditionality

Background

IMF consultation in advance of the PSI review

Notes of a consultation between IMF staff and NGOs in advance of the PSI review

11 April 2008 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

Public campaigns to reform IDA

In Europe, Asia and the United States, civil society has campaigned for reform of the World Bank through the replenishment process of the International Development Association.

4 December 2007

Conditionality

News

More IMF staffing to deal with poor countries?

In mid-October the IMF board considered the next in a series of policy papers defining the Fund’s role in low-income countries, but the board was divided on whether the institution should commit more resources (meaning staff time) to work in poor countries

4 December 2007

Conditionality

Commentary

IMF flees Bangladesh

An IMF mission visited Dhaka in September 2007 to sign a PSI and put another chain around the country's neck. But the people of Bangladesh did not behave as the mission expected. They said a loud “NO” to the IMF mission.

4 December 2007 | Guest comment

Conditionality

Background

Wage bill ceilings, fiscal and monetary policies and absorbing aid inflows - updates and next steps

Highlights of a 20 October discussion on the the IMF's fiscal and monetary policy advice and conditionality for low-income countries at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

26 October 2007 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

The IMF's Policy Support Instrument: more flexibility or continued belt tightening

Highlights of a 21 October discussion on the IMF's Policy Support Instrument (PSI) at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

26 October 2007 | Minutes