Politics of Aid and Conditionalities: The Crisis of Legitimacy of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund

By voice - Posted on 11 February 2005

This paper deals with the political economy of aid and conditionalities imposed by the donors such as World Bank and the IMF. It discusses the nature of aid conditionalities of different projects that enforce economic reforms, trade liberalization and privatization, and also of their negative consequences over the Bangladesh's economy. It also critically analyzes the role of global economic order in relation with bilateral and multilateral impositions and aid conditions over the poor countries.

This research paper can be used as an important campaign material against the neo-liberal economic hegemony and also against the bilateral and multilateral impositions that impede the comprehensive development process of a country like Bangladesh.

It can be useful for the activists, researchers, academicians and the members of the civil and political society. Any part of this paper can used, reproduced with the simple acknowledgement.

Don't accept conditional aid: Pressure group urges govt as Bangladesh Development Forum begins today

By voice - Posted on 08 May 2004

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Star Business Report

As donors meet with the government today to make commitment on aid for next fiscal, a platform of development and research organisations yesterday urged the government not to accept any assistance that is tagged with conditions.
They said although the contribution of foreign aid to gross domestic products (GDP) is less than two percent, the donors are advocating policies such as market liberalisation and opening up of services sector which 'ruin local industries'.