IMF Conditionality Reform in Promise and Practice: What does the evidence show?
October 17, 2019
2019 IMF/WB Annual Meetings - Side Event
As this is the first IMF meeting since the latest Review of Program Design and Conditionality, the panel assessed the Fund’s self-reported conditionality reform in light of independent evidence and analysis. This panel incorporated academic researchers and civil society actors to consider new research on IMF fiscal conditionality reform. The event launched the global report reviewing IMF fiscal projections and reports in 189 countries Austerity: The New Normal, published by IPD, trade unions and CSOs.
Petya Kiev Brooks, Deputy Director in Strategy Policy and Review Department, IMF
Isabel Ortiz, Director of Global Social Justice Program, Columbia University Initiative for Policy Dialogue
Rebecca Ray, Research Associate, Boston University Global Development Policy Center
Nasr Abdel Karim, Financial Consultant, Arab NGO Network for Development
Thomas Stubbs, Lecturer in International Relations, Royal Holloway at the University of London
Moderator: Miriam Brett, International Development Finance Project Manager, The Bretton Woods Project