World Bank and conditionality undermining democratic ownership

About the issue

This Reality Check provides a critical look at the predominant role the World Bank continues to play in developing countries as well as examines the direct and indirect conditionalities that the bank still applies to their loans and their effect on recipient countries.

Content:

  • The World Bank and Conditionality: The need for change
  • Indonesia: under the shadow of the IMF and World Bank conditionalities
  • Bihar Panchayat Strengthening Project

Acknowledgement:

This Reality Check would not be made possible without the valuable contributions from S. K. Nikmah and Don K. Marut, both from INFID (Indonesia) as well as Sagarika Chowdhary, Balendushekhar Mangalmurty and Anil K. Singh from SANSAD (India). Gratitude must also be extended to the Reality of Aid and the IBON Secretariat for their support.

Cover and Inside Photos by:

                  tribune.com.pk
                  foei.org
                  mizzima.com
                  aideffectiveness.org
                  blogs.worldbank.org
                  actionaid.org.uk
                  guardian.co.uk
                  powerofpeace.com
                  bigskyline.com
                  suarapengusaha.com
                  rediff.com
                  worldbank.org.in
                  indiawaterportal.org
                  equalityindia.wordpress.com

Cover Design and Layout by: Darius Galang