Bird, Graham
July 1983
De Economist (0013-063X);Jul1983, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p161
Academic Journal
The relationship between the IMF and its developing country members has been the subject of considerable debate over recent years. At the heart of this debate has been the issue of IMF conditionality and its appropriateness to developing countries. Having examined the importance of the IMF as a source of finance to developing countries this paper goes on to review IMF conditionality and to suggest certain ways in which it might be modified. It is concluded that the Fund is potentially of great significance to developing countries, particularly in the current world economic environment, and that its activities should be extended.


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