Resources

Rights

News

17 July 2003

Zones franches: Chevaux de Troie

Article on the free trade zone project on the Haiti-Dominican border.

IFI governance

News

17 July 2003 | Letters

NGO letter to IMF on transparency, 26 June 2003

Letter signed by 16 NGOs on 26 June 2003 urging improvements in transparency ahead of a meeting of the IMF Board of Executive Directors.

IFI governance

Commentary

17 July 2003 | Press release

R%eacute;forme de la gouvernance du FMI et de la Banque mondiale : refus US, Alex Wilks

Le gouvernement am

Conditionality

News

16 July 2003

Don’t trust technocrats

Economic policies are not neutral, but ideological - and populist resistance to them is a rational response by Joseph Stiglitz

Conditionality

Analysis

14 July 2003 | Briefings

Water, Land and Labour

New paper from the Social Justice Committee and Halifax Initiative Coalition provides a survey of experience with privatization of public services and natural resource extraction, and examines the roles and motives of the IMF and World Bank in requiring privatization as a condition for financial support, development assistance and debt relief.

Conditionality

News

14 July 2003

Graduating from the IMF

An 18-month surge in private investment in emerging markets is prompting Thailand and Indonesia to suspend borrowing from the International Monetary Fund after years of using the Fund as a lifeline to avoid default.

Conditionality

News

10 July 2003

Islamabad turns down IMF loan offer

The government has declined an IMF offer to arrange another PRGF-type funding programme, deciding instead to float $250 million eurobonds by December this year enabling it to raise additional resources.

Conditionality

News

10 July 2003

Ecuador labels part of IMF-required bill “urgent”

Ecuador has sent part of an IMF-required civil service reform bill back to Congress marked "urgent" in a bid to push the controversial project through quickly, a letter showed.

IFI governance

Background

20 June 2003

Paper on publication policies of the Fund

Analysis of IMf publication policies by William Holder, IMF Deputy General Counsel, May 2002

IFI governance

Analysis

20 June 2003 | Reports

The IMF: A Blueprint for Parliamentary Accountability

Finance

Background

20 June 2003 | Resource

IMF surveillance: article IV consultations

Reports on IMF member country economic policies

IFI governance

Background

20 June 2003 | Resource

World Bank Board Calendar