Resources

IFI governance

Analysis

24 May 2003 | Briefings

New Leaf Or Fig Leaf? The challenge of the new Washington consensus, Brendan Martin

This briefing discusses the key elements of the Bank's intellectual and policy repositioning in recent years. It concludes that the World Bank has made some changes to its orthodox Washington Consensus, but that these are not sufficient to guide us to a sustainable, equitable and democratic future. For this the power of transnational companies and rich country governments must be tackled more directly. By Brendan Martin (April 2000).

Conditionality

Analysis

24 May 2003 | Reports

The “Perestroika Of Aid”? New Perspectives On Conditionality

This report considers the factors which have led to a proliferation of conditionality and the growing acceptance that it is not an effective tool for persuading governments to make reforms. It proposes that an alternative is to encourage "ownership" and to base lending agreements on "poverty focused" programmes developed at the national level (1999).

Conditionality

Analysis

24 May 2003 | Reports

The “Perestroika Of Aid”? New Perspectives On Conditionality

This report considers the factors which have led to a proliferation of conditionality and the growing acceptance that it is not an effective tool for persuading governments to make reforms. It proposes that an alternative is to encourage "ownership" and to base lending agreements on "poverty focused" programmes developed at the national level (1999).

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.

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.

Rights

Analysis

3 May 2003 | Reports

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.

Environment

Background

1 May 2003

Coal India slide presentation

WB/IMF roles

News

1 May 2003

International demands regarding the invasion, occupation and reconstruction of Iraq

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 | Reports

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).