Yaoundé, Cameroon — When protests and riots linked to the rising costs of imported foods broke out across Cameroon in 2008, international commentators were cautiously optimistic about the government’s short-term policy response. The rapid implementation of fuel subsidies and tax reductions on basic commodities in this net food importing country helped many . . . → Lees meer: Kameroen richting verplaatsen ‘investment grade’ Voedselzekerheid.
The Institute for Global Dialogue is an independent South African non-government organisation that provides policy analysis on the changing global environment and its impact on South Africa for the benefit of government and civil society.
This paper seeks to explain the policy-based lending progamme of the World Bank (WB), and the significance of its . . . → Lees meer: No Credit Due: The World Bank and IMF in Africa
Two-thirds of developing countries are on track or close to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the World Bank and IMF’s latest update on progress toward the 2015 targets.
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