On 6 April 2011 the International Monetary Fund is meeting in Washington DC to discuss for the first time how to spend a $3 billion windfall from selling gold and lending more money since the financial crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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.