• 8 Jan 2011

    If South Sudan secedes, the new country should not start life with a debt burden, says the Jubilee Debt Campaign

  • 8 Jan 2011

    As I have observed in previous articles arising from my 2011 Ghana trip, economic and political life here is comparatively stable and prosperous, and there has been substantial growth over the past decade - but how benefits are assessed very much depends on perspective. Structurally, and in terms of levelling income and power distribution, things look much less rosy, for sure.

  • 26 Oct 2010

    Development agencies are disappointed that the G20 has not made progress on a financial transaction tax to assist the poorest globally.

  • 22 Apr 2010

    Opinion is divided about how far the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has gone in its proposals for how to make the banks pay for the crisis, says Owen Tudor. For some, it has taken some unexpectedly radical steps forward, but for others it has not yet produced an adequate solution.

  • 21 Apr 2010

    Campaigners for economic justice have welcomed the IMF's proposals for new taxes on the financial industry, but say they still fall a long way short of the change needed.

  • 8 Feb 2010

    The World Council of Churches has welcomed the initiative by the G7 industrialised nations which pledged this past weekend to write Haiti's debts off. It has also called on the IMF and others to follow suit.

  • 5 Oct 2009

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should not go ahead with plans for a multi-million dollar loan to Angola, whose oil-rich government is highly corrupt, without stringent conditions says Global Witness.

  • 26 Apr 2009

    Jubilee Debt Campaign called on Finance Ministers meeting in Washington this weekend to take radical steps to clean up global finance, in the first serious test of the G20's plan to revive the global economy.

  • 25 Apr 2009

    Topping the agenda when World Bank and International Monetary Fund meet in Washington this weekend will be global financial stability.

  • 22 Apr 2009

    The International Monetary Fund and World Bank should use their spring meetings to deliver the G20’s promise to protect the world’s poorest countries from economic devastation, development agency Oxfam says.