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Rights

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Anti-IMF And Bank Protest Tear-Gassed

In Malawi in May, a peaceful official demonstration, led by the Congress of Trades Unions, against IMF and World Bank reform policies and calling for the government to consider peoples’ needs before conceding to donors’ demands was broken-up by police with tear gas.

14 June 2000

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Wolfensohn’s jealousy factor in Ahmed move

James Wolfensohn’s disgruntlement that the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process has supplanted his own Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF) is a factor in Masood Ahmed’s, former Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, decision to leave the Bank.

14 June 2000

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Korean workers lawsuit against IMF thrown out

A South Korean court has rejected a lawsuit filed by a group of labour unions against the IMF for alleged policy mistakes.

15 April 2000

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Chiluba attack on IMF

Zambian President, Fredrick Chiluba has blamed the IMF for Zambia’s economic problems, saying that the IMF’s reforms, advocated by rich countries, had brought unemployment and a rise in poverty levels.

15 April 2000

Conditionality

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African heads warn against new conditionality

African heads of state met in Libreville, Gabon in January to discuss the economic agenda for Africa in the new millennium.

15 April 2000

Finance

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Countries embark on PRSP process

Bolivia is the first country to have produced an Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), which has qualified it for the enhanced HIPC Initiative debt relief.

15 April 2000

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Provocative report on IMF and World Bank reforms

A US Congress commission, which reported in March, called for major cut backs in World Bank and IMF activities.

15 April 2000

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New participation study

The Institute of Developoment Studies is reviewing participatory approaches to formulating and monitoring poverty reduction strategies.

15 December 1999

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IMF takes on poverty mandate

Important changes to the IMF’s remit in the poorest countries were announced at the IMF-WB Annual Meetings in September.

15 December 1999

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Southern organisations demand end to adjustment

Organizations and activists in more than 20 Southern countries have launched a campaign against the destructive lending policies of the World Bank.

15 December 1999