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IMF Conditionality

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Published by Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • International Monetary Fund -- Congresses.,
  • Loans, Foreign -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 659-660.

    Other titlesConditionality.
    Statementedited by John Williamson.
    ContributionsWilliamson, John., Institute for International Economics (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination679 p. :
    Number of Pages679
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18335459M
    ISBN 100881320064
    LC Control Number82-21352

      Considering that one third of IMF arrangements between and contained structural conditionality pertaining to energy price subsidies, in his most recent report on the IMF, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, called on the IMF to “embrace a politically and socially sustainable social.


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The book is superbly organized and features a star-studded cast of economists in policy, business and academia (though it is fairly heavily slanted towards academics).

All the major topics relating to IMF conditionality are covered; the effectiveness of IMF programs, contrasts between stabilization and structural adjustment (and the Fund vs. the Bank), and the impact of IMF programs on poverty and 5/5(1).

IMF Conditionality: Ineffectual, Inefficient, Mistargeted (Essays in International Economics No. December ) [Spraos, John] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. IMF Conditionality: Ineffectual, Inefficient, Mistargeted (Essays in International Economics No.December )Cited by: The IMF’s debt limits policy is an integral part of IMF conditionality.

A review of the policy in pointed to the need for reforms in its design and application in light of the evolving needs of low-income countries amid the changing global financing landscape. In response, a newFile Size: KB. parts of the book dealing with the effects of IMF operations on health and education.

The book is an extension of the propositions put forward in two articles that were published in a special issue on the IMF of Management and Economics Research Journal: “The Consequences of IMF Conditionality for Government Expenditure on Health” and “Has.

This book argues that understanding the domestic political environment is crucial in explaining why compliance, or the lack thereof, occurs.

Akonor maintains that compliance with IMF conditionality in Ghana has had high political costs and thus, non-compliance occurred once the political survival of a regime was at stake. THE IMF AND THE WORLD BANK IN AFRICA CONDITIONALITY, IMPACT AND ALTERNATIVES Edited by Seminar Proceedings No Title: The IMF and the World Bank in Africa: conditionality, impact and alternatives Author: Kjell Havnevik Subject: Business and economicsFile Size: 6MB.

Bullock, Collin () ‘IMF Conditionality and Jamaica’s Economic Policy in the s’, Social & Economic Survey, 35 (4) December. Google Scholar Economic Author: Sandra Henry. For the IMF, conditionality became an increasingly sensitive issue in the s and, above all, in the s for the following reasons.

First, because quotas were not raised in line with the dramatic expansion of world trade (see chart), higher levels of lending in relation to quotas were required, with consequently increased conditionality.

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Lao People's Democratic Republic. Marshall Islands. Micronesia, Federated States Of. Papua New Guinea. Solomon Islands. Bosnia and Herzegovina. Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic Of. Moldova, Republic of. Russian Federation. Conditionality is perhaps the most controversial aspect of the IMF’s policies.

Among the traditional criticisms of Fund conditionality are that it is short-run oriented, too focused on demand management and does not pay adequate attention to its impact on growth, and the effects of programs on social spending and on income Size: KB.

texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK IMF conditionality Item Preview remove-circle Kredietverlening, International Monetary Fund p policies, International Monetary Fund Congresses, Fonds monétaire international -- Congrès, International Monetary Fund Pages:   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Africa and IMF Conditionality: The Unevenness of Compliance, by Kwame Akonor at Barnes & : Kwame Akonor.

An Analysis of IMF Conditionality iii PREFACE The G Discussion Paper Series is a collection of research papers prepared under the UNCTAD Project of IMF Conditionality book Support to the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs (G).

This book argues that understanding the domestic political environment is crucial in explaining why compliance, or the lack thereof, occurs. Akonor maintains that compliance with IMF conditionality in Ghana has had high political costs and thus, non-compliance occurred once the political survival of a regime was at by: 4.

Author: Erik M.G. Denters IMF conditionality has been severely criticised by developing countries, who accuse the Fund of unjustly provoking political turmoil and causing poverty. This refers to the policies that a member country is required to follow in order to be able to See MoreCited by: 8. The book's conclusions are supported by rich empirical material gathered directly from the IMF archives, including descriptive statistics and statistical analyses using an original data set, which is the first to code the terms of the Fund conditionality agreements from —when Fund conditionality began—toas well as case.

The subject of the IMF’s conditionality is somewhat shopworn, so much so that I should perhaps have given my paper the title “The IMF’s Conditionality Re-Re-Examined.” But it would seem that there is room for shedding some new light on certain aspects of the IMF’s conditionality.

The twenty-one contributions in this book assess the controversy surrounding the Fund and provide judgments about the criteria for Fund lending which should help readers understand and analyze both its ongoing role in smoothing adjustment to international payments imbalances and its currently critical position in responding to the debt crisis.

We collected relevant archival material on the IMF’s lending operations and identified all policy conditionality in IMF loan agreements between andextract individual conditions across countries in total.

We find little evidence of a fundamental transformation of IMF Size: KB. Existing Work on IMF Conditionality Much has been written about IMF conditionality.

This has been mostly about the content of conditionality, i.e. the type of policy changes demanded by the IMF as part of its nancial assistance programs, and the e¤ectiveness of the IMF’s approach to File Size: 1MB. IMF Conditionality: Experience Under Stand-By and Extended Arrangements, Part II: Background Papers Experience Under Stand-By and Extended Arrangements, Part II: Background Papers by Bennett Adam, Dicks-Mireaux Louis, Savastano Miguel A, Carkovic S María Vicenta, Mecagni Mauro, Schadler Susan, and John James.

IMF membership fee paid by countries "IMF Conditionality" refers to the idea that countries that seek to borrow funds from the IMF may only be able to do so if there are reforms in the way the borrowing government interacts with the market.

It focuses on IMF-supported programs and macroeconomic performance duringreflecting information available through the end of Part I (Occasional Paper No.

) provides an overview. World Bank and IMF conditionality: a development injustice, Eurodad, June 5 ABOUT THE RESEARCH This report is based on a desk-based study carried out by Eurodad which examined the content of current (as of February ) and previous World Bank and IMF development finance contracts for a selection of twenty poor countries across the Size: KB.

Get this from a library. IMF conditionality. [John Williamson; Institute for International Economics (U.S.);] -- The first part analyzes the Fund's overall role in the process of financial intermediation, including its relationship to commercial banks and the World Bank.

The second part addresses the ways in. The Tunisian Economic Observatory has written various reports on the damage wreaked by IMF conditionality in the country, accessible here. Now campaigners, academics, economists and networks are urging the International Monetary Fund to reflect on, and review the continued negative impacts of ‘conditionality’ in its programmes.

‘A must-read for anyone who wants a better understanding of global politics and the impact of the IMF in particular.’ Source: New Statesman ‘Vreeland’s book is worth a look as it pieces together some interesting case studies, weaves an intriguing tale of political motives, and provides a concise and readable discussion of his attempt to measure the impact of IMF programs on economic Cited by: While historically the IMF and Bank enforced conditionality primarily through SAPs, today, the IMF requires a ‘letter of intent’ from governments requesting a loan.

To be approved by the IMF for a loan, the letter requires prior actions, quantitative performance criteria and structural benchmarks – the latter of which continues to contain. Conditionality in its broad sense covers both the design of IMF-supported programs—that is, the macroeconomic and structural policies—and the specific tools used to monitor progress toward the Author: Kampamba Shula.

‘The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is one of the world’s most important economic institutions, especially in times of crisis. Yet we lack a full understanding of how and why it operates as it does, and in particular of the political forces that affect : Mark S.

Copelovitch. Africa and IMF Conditionality: The Unevenness of Compliance, - CRC Press Book Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest.

Read "Africa and IMF Conditionality The Unevenness of Compliance, " by Kwame Akonor available from Rakuten Kobo. Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained Brand: Taylor And Francis.

A Theory of International Crisis Lending and IMF Conditionality Olivier Jeanne Johns Hopkins University Jonathan D. Ostryy International Monetary Fund Jeromin Zettelmeyerz German Federal Ministry for Economic A airs and Energy August We are grateful to Jim Boughton, Rex Ghosh, Alberto Martin, Jaume Ventura, XavierFile Size: KB.

The author compares the utility of three competing models of decision making in the International Monetary Fund with the purpose of determining how best one can understand how the IMF decides on its conditionality vis-à-vis borrowing by:   Synopsis This paper is Part I of a two-volume study conducted as a part of the IMF's ongoing process of evaluating its lending facilities.

It focuses on IMF-supported programs and macroeconomic performance duringreflecting information available through the end of Brand: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND. Conditionality: The requirements placed on the usage or distribution of money lent to another country. Conditionality is most often associated with Author: Will Kenton.

This evaluation examines factors influencing the effectiveness of the IMF structural conditionality in bringing about structural reform. It assesses the impact of the streamlining initiative launched in and of the Conditionality Guidelines. These guidelines aimed at reducing the volume and scope of structural conditionality by requiring 'parsimony' in the use of conditions and.

First, IMF loans are primarily transferred to local monetary authorities. Thus, enhancing CBI aims to insulate central banks from political interference to shield loan disbursements from government abuse.

Second, several loan conditionality clauses imply a substantial transfer of political leverage over economic policy making to monetary Cited by: 1. The rationale for IMF conditionality is based on the idea that economic reforms are politically costly.

The reforms that Greece is implementing have increased taxes, cut spending, and reduced wages. Few elected governments and even fewer unelected ones want to implement such policies because they produce certain political resistance.

imf conditionality programs Since the s, the IMF has functioned mainly as the manager of foreign exchange crises and organizer of international debt agreements.

The IMF's approval of debtor countries' economic policies has also become a precondition for other debt agreements, as commercial banks and official creditors link rescheduling.

The problem of IMF loan conditionality is not a new one on the continent. Numerous states since the post-independence era have been strangled by IMF/World Bank policies.

The measures required by these Washington-based financial institutions serve to heighten tensions between governments and their people as well as hampering the construction of.The Scope of IMF Conditionality Randall W+ Stone Abstract International organizations are governed by two parallel sets of rules: formal rules, which embody consensual procedures, and informal rules, which allow exceptional access for powerful countries+ A new data set drawn from the IMF’s.2.

Conditionality in policy-based lending has been the subject of extensive research for more than two decades. In recent years, the use of conditionality by the World Bank and the IMF has come under renewed scrutiny.

The objective of this paper is to review the theoretical and empirical literature on conditionality. The paper cannot pretend to doFile Size: KB.