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Sri Lanka

Finance

Analysis

The global financial architecture and the international debt crisis: An urgent call for reform

Influence of unreformed international financial institutions and creditor interests in debt solutions in low- and middle-income countries plagued by delay and ineffective when undertaken.

5 April 2023 | At Issue

Finance

News

Between a rock and a hard place: How can IMF provide support amidst debt restructure deadlock?

IMF’s lending into arrears policy can be a way to break out of the debt restructure deadlock and provide the much-needed financing for countries in debt distress.

5 April 2023

Finance

Analysis

IMF debt sustainability analysis in times of compounding crises: Still unfit for purpose

New IMF debt sustainability framework fails to alleviate concerns over transparency and overoptimism in midst of large-scale debt crisis, as countries face severe austerity and private lenders wait for bailouts.

4 October 2022

Finance

News

Highly indebted countries face further cuts to public spending to service debts, as IMF austerity bites

Debt Justice's new report highlights urgent need for international debt workout mechanisms, as countries are forced to prioritise debt payments.

21 July 2022

IFI governance

Analysis

Great Expectations a year on: IMF moving the needle on inequality but not yet the gear

One year after Oxfam study, IMF making progress on inequality agenda but still needs a fundamental shift

28 September 2018 | Guest analysis
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Conditionality

Analysis

The political cost of IMF programmes

As Jordan is engulfed in social unrest and political upheaval, questions are raised around the relationship between IMF conditionality and trends in instability.

27 July 2018

Conditionality

Analysis

The IMF, Gender Equality and VAT

BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.

12 April 2017 | Briefings

Rights

Analysis

World Bank, IMF: Helping peace or creating conditions for war?

Recent involvement in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq has put World Bank and IMF post-conflict operations in the spotlight. While some believe multilateral finance is essential, others argue that the Bank and the Fund are acting primarily as pawns of powerful diplomatic and economic interests.

5 April 2004 | Briefings
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Other news

Social services

News

Sri Lankan trade unions call out IMF and World Bank's dismantling of country’s social protection system in favour of ineffective targeting schemes

Sri Lankan trade unions call out IMF and World Bank's dismantling of country’s social protection system in favor of ineffective targeting schemes.

4 October 2023

IFI governance

Background

IMF strategy on social spending: New direction or band-aid?

Notes from Civil Society Policy From event from April 12 2023, titled "IMF strategy on social spending: New direction or Band-Aid?"

12 April 2023 | Minutes

Infrastructure

Background

Energy sector trends

Sponsors: Bretton Woods Project, Mott Foundation, Heinrich Boell Foundation-North America, Latindadd, Pacific Environment, International Rivers,…

9 April 2014

Land

News

Sri Lankan small farmers slam World Bank

Local farmers and agriculture activists in Sri Lanka have slammed World Bank intervention in the agricultural sector, saying it has caused the eradication of small-scale cultivation and resulted in high food prices, in particular rice and wheat.

1 April 2008

Conditionality

News

PRSP dangers exposed again

Civil society groups in Sri Lanka reject claims that the PRSP represents a comprehensive consultation process.

1 April 2003

Conditionality

News

Sri Lanka rushing reforms to please IMF, WB

Sri Lanka has launched a “fast-track” legislative process to intensify economic and social reforms, in order to secure new IMF and World Bank loans.

17 September 2002

Accountability

News

President abused power in IMF deal

In August, Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga was impeached on charges of violating the constitution.

10 September 2001

Conditionality

News

Sri Lankan appeal on aid transparency

Sri Lankan NGOs wrote to their President in May urging him to open up the annual Aid Group meeting at the end of May.

14 June 2000
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