As announced in a recent News Brief, the IMF is inviting public comment on its ongoing review of conditionality in IMF-supported programs. Please send comments on the following papers or the overview to conditionality@imf.org. All comments received by June 30, 2001, will be conveyed to the IMF's Executive Board as background information for a Board discussion in June and will also be taken into account in further work by IMF Staff on streamlining and focusing conditionality.

Conditionality in Fund-Supported Programs--Overview
February 20, 2001

Conditionality in Fund-Supported Programs--Policy Issues
February 16, 2001

Trade Policy Conditionality in Fund-Supported Programs
February 16, 2001

Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Discusses Conditionality
March 21, 2001

See also:

Key Decisions of the Executive Board Concerning Conditionality March 21, 2001

Streamlining Structural Conditionality
(382 kb pdf file)

Transcript of a press briefing on IMF Conditionality by Masood Ahmed, March 21, 2001

The Role of the IMF in Governance Issues
Guidance Note

How Does the IMF Lend? -- A Factsheet

Pamphlet No. 45: Financial Organization and Operations of the IMF

Pamphlet No. 46: The Unique Nature of the Responsibilities of the IMF



Structural Conditionality in
IMF-Supported Programs

Prepared by the Policy Development and Review Department
February 16, 2001


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Contents

I. Introduction

II. Trends in Structural Conditionality in Fund-Supported
          Programs 1987-99

III. The Scope of Structural Reforms in Fund-Supported Programs

    1. Sectoral Distribution of Structural Conditions
    2. Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Program Objectives
    3. Collaboration with the World Bank and Other Institutions

IV. Monitoring Structural Reforms

    1. General Considerations
    2. B. Monitoring Practices

V. Implementation of Structural Reforms

VI. Summary and Conclusions

Text Tables

    1. Structural Conditionality by Type of Program, 1987-1999
    2. Structural Conditionality by Type of Country, 1987-1999
    3. Structural Conditions by Economic Sector and Type of
      Country, 1987-1999
    4. Macro-Relevance of Structural Measures by Economic
      Sector - Survey Sample
    5. Input from Other Institutions in Program Design and
      Monitoring - Survey Sample
    6. Structural Conditions by Type of Country and Type of Condition, 1987-1999
    7. Structural Conditions by Type of Program and Type of Condition, 1987-1999
    8. Implementation of Structural Measures by Economic
      Sector-Survey Sample

Text Figures

    1. Structural Conditionality in Fund-Supported
      Programs, 1987-1999
    2. Structural Conditionality by Type of Condition, 1987-1999
    3. Structural Conditionality by Type of Country, 1987-1999
    4. Frequency Distribution of Programs by Number of Structural Sectors Covered
    5. Structural Conditions by Economic Sector, 1987-1999
    6. Distribution of Structural Measures Across Economic
      Sectors - Survey Sample
    7. Distribution of Structural Measures Across Economic
      Sectors - Asian Crisis
    8. Distribution of Structural Conditions by Economic Sector: Transition Economies, 1987-1999
    9. The Role of Other Institutions and IMF Technical Assistance in Program Design - Survey Sample
    10. Distribution of Structural Conditions by Type of Condition: Transition Economies
    11. Distribution of Structural Conditions by Type of Condition: ESAF/PRGF Countries
    12. Distribution of Structural Conditions by Type of Condition: Asian Crises Countries
    13. Distribution of Structural Conditions by Type of Condition: Other Countries
    14. Structural Measures by Type of Conditionality - Survey Sample
    15. Implementation of Structural Measures by Type of
      Country - Survey Sample
    16. Implementation of Structural Measures by Type of
      Condition - Survey Sample
    17. Structural Conditionality and Implementation

Text Boxes

    1. Monitoring Techniques
    2. The Role of Structural Policies and Growth in Fund-Supported Programs-The Discussion in the 1980s
    3. Types of Fund Arrangements
    4. Fund-Supported Programs in the Transition Economies-An Overview
    5. Privatization in Fund-Supported Programs
    6. Structural Measures Supporting a Currency Board Arrangement
    7. Mali: Does Cotton Sector Reform Matter for Stabilization and Growth?
    8. Indonesia: The Structural Reform Agenda
    9. Financial and Corporate Sector Restructuring
    10. First and Second Generation Programs in Transition
      Economies-Estonia
    11. Principles of Bank-Fund Collaboration
    12. Monitoring the Introduction of a VAT in Mauritania
    13. Bulgaria
    14. Ukraine
    15. Zambia
    16. Brazil

Appendices

References

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