Resources

Conditionality

Analysis

23 May 2003 | Briefings

Indispensable or unworkable? The IMF’s new approach to conditionality (full briefing)

The IMF says that streamlining will make conditionality more efficient, effective and focused. Careful scrutiny suggests there is still plenty to question in the new approach.

Accountability

Analysis

3 May 2003 | Report

World Bank and IMF need Security Council Resolution to Enter Iraq

The issue of whether a UN Security Council resolution is necessary if the Bretton Woods institutions are to be involved in the reconstruction of Iraq appears to have opened up divisions between the Development Committee (which comprises finance ministers on the boards of both the IMF and the World Bank) and the officials of these two institutions.

WB/IMF roles

News

1 May 2003

International demands regarding the invasion, occupation and reconstruction of Iraq

Environment

Background

1 May 2003

Coal India slide presentation

News

26 April 2003

Stability, Growth, Poverty Reduction, the UK and the IMF, 2002

Annual UK report on the IMF for 2002.

Conditionality

Analysis

17 April 2003 | Report

World Economic Outlook, April 2003

Analysis

11 April 2003 | Briefings

Stability, growth and poverty reduction: The UK and the IMF 2002

UK Treasury's annual report to Parliament sets out the UK's relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the last year, and highlights key priorities going forward.

Accountability

Analysis

9 April 2003 | Briefings

DFID briefing note on the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

Outlines UK objectives for the Spring Meetings including agenda items of both the IMFC (crisis prevention and resolution, assistance to low-income countries) and the Development Committee (monitoring and scaling-up MDGs, enhancing developing country voice, donor harmonisation, and coherence among multilateral organisations).

Environment

Analysis

3 April 2003 | Briefings

NGO guide to the World Bank’s new Forests Policy, Marcus Colchester

Rights

Analysis

8 November 2002 | Paper

Labor Market Institutions and Unemployment: A Critical Assessment of the Cross-Country Evidence, Dean Baker

Accountability

Analysis

6 November 2002 | Briefings

UK ministers set out annual meetings objectives

As a response to calls for transparency the UK ministers which determine UK policy towards the World Bank and IMF now release a note setting out their objectives for each World Bank/IMF annual and spring meetings. Their September 2002 note covers issues including measuring results, education, and governance of the Bank and Fund.

Rights

Analysis

25 September 2002 | Report

Promoting, Respecting And Fulfilling Human Rights: The Challenge Before Intergovernmental Agencies