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Egypt

Conditionality

Analysis

Infographic: IMF Policy in the MENA Region

The more things change the more they stay the same... Infographic illustrates findings of new report on IMF Policy in the MENA Region.

18 December 2015 | Infographic

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF policy in the MENA region: Lessons unlearnt

New report reveals IMF policy in the MENA region has remained unchanged after the 2011 Arab uprising, despite its rhetoric for change towards inclusive growth.

18 December 2015 | Report

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

An impending shortfall in available resources for the Clean Technology Fund continues to concern, leading to cancellation of projects. Questions were raised about development impacts and reliance on geothermal energy in India and Indonesia's revised investment plans, and on debt sustainability in a Caribbean project.

4 November 2015

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

Concerns have been raised about a projected shortfall of resources for the Clean Technology Fund, with an early warning mechanism due to be discussed. Questions were raised about development benefits of a Colombia project and on safeguards for a Vietnam project.

6 May 2015

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

Clean Technology Fund (CTF) funding approvals continue to rise, including private sector projects for geothermal energy. Revisions for investment plans were approved for Nigeria and the MENA region, with Libya added as a new country.

12 November 2014

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank energy directions: going for gas

The World Bank launched a new energy directions paper in July but continues to focus funding on fossil fuels such as natural gas

3 October 2013

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF: Ukraine's "tough programme"; Egypt next?

The IMF’s provision of an exceptional access loan to Ukraine was presented as vital economic support, but many commentators fear that this loan is driven as much by political as economic necessity. Despite emphasising increased sensitivity to country circumstances, Fund policy recommendations in Egypt are very similar to its prescriptions for Ukraine.

20 June 2014

Finance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2013: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

8 January 2014 | Review
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Other news

Conditionality

News

New BWP report on the IMF in MENA region

BWP report finds few signs of IMF policy-change in the MENA region post 2011.

9 February 2016

IFI governance

Background

Subsidy reform in Arab countries: Reflection on IMF recommendations

New America Foundation civil society event on subsidy reform in Arab countries, held in the civil society forum of the 2013 IMF/World Bank annual meetings

13 October 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

IMF consultation: CSO views on fiscal transparency policy

Minutes of an IMF consultation on fiscal transparency policy

10 October 2013 | Minutes

Knowledge

News

Talks on Egypt's IMF loan "still ongoing"

Negotiations on a $4.8 billion IMF loan to Egypt (see Update 83) remain stalled, although Finance Minsiter, Morsy Hegazy reiterated in January that talks are "still ongoing".

13 February 2013

Conditionality

News

Egypt to agree IMF loan despite opposition

Egypt's interim government announced in February that they expect to sign a $3.2 billion loan deal with the IMF and state-media reported that negotiations are underway for a $1 billion loan from the World Bank.

5 April 2012

Accountability

News

IMF loan to Egypt branded as "odious"

Social movement Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debts has spoken out against Egypt's military government agreeing to a $3.2 billion IMF loan.

7 February 2012

Finance

News

Arab civil society rejects IFI involvement

In late June the Egyptian Ministry of Finance turned down a $3 billion loan package from the IMF, citing the rejection as a response to "public debate".

14 September 2011

Land

News

Egyptian NGO appeals against Bank project

The $145 million World Bank 'West Delta' project has come under fire. Egyptian NGO, Land Centre for Human Rights (LHCR) has filed an appeal on behalf of farmers in the Egyptian delta and they want to change the course of the planned irrigation scheme.

20 November 2009
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