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Conditionality

News

3 February 2012

IMF in a euromess?

The IMF responds to calls from European leaders to get more involved in the European debt crisis through greater lending to the region, however, the austerity policies being demanded are stoking further criticism from civil society organisations.

23 January 2012

Bretton Woods Project Coordinator - application instructions

Instructions for submitting job applications for Bretton Woods Project Coordinator position - deadline 1700 London time, Tuesday 14 February 2012.

Rights

News

21 November 2011

IFIs admit failure to put jobs at the centre

While the International Labour Organization (ILO) warns of social unrest coming from record unemployment, the IMF and World Bank are being criticised for hindering workers rights and not putting jobs at the centre of recovery.

Accountability

21 November 2011

IMF's "trusted advisor" role to be scrutinised

The IMF's Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has released an issues paper describing how it will assess whether the IMF has strengthened its 'trusted advisor' role since 2005.

Conditionality

News

21 November 2011

Inflation "obsession" hurting Kenyan growth

Constraints placed on the Central Bank of Kenya's monetary policy by the IMF have been condemned as damaging to Kenya's growth.

IFI governance

News

21 November 2011

IMF still divided on gold sales windfall

The executive board of the IMF continued to disagree, in an early September discussion, on what to do with the $2.76 billion windfall profits from its 2009-10 gold sales.

Social services

News

21 November 2011

IMF's focus on austerity proved "wrong, wrong, wrong", say critics

While Christine Lagarde and staff at the Fund begin to acknowledge that too much austerity is risking jobs and growth and civil society groups call for an end to IFIs policy conditions, IMF programmes continue to promote fiscal retrenchment.

Conditionality

News

21 November 2011

IFIs macroeconomic policy "anti-growth"

"Why have the policy tutors performed so miserably and the pupils so brilliantly?", wondered Professor John Weeks of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in an October article for Social Europe Journal.

Environment

News

21 November 2011

World Bank manoeuvres to influence climate finance debates

As the next round of global climate negotiations approaches, the World Bank advocates the use of private sector finance for climate change adaptation and mitigation, and pushes multilateral development banks as delivery mechanisms.

IFI governance

Background

18 November 2011 | Inside the institutions

Country classifications

A state's relationship with the IFIs and the type of assistance it receives is determined by its country classification. Some crucial types of classifications are: the World Bank's operational lending categories; the Bank's analytical categories used in the World Development Report; the IMF's operational and analytical categories, the IFC's frontier market category; the Bank's fragile state category; and the distinctions used by the Bank and IMF in deciding on and reporting success in governance