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Strengthening IMF-World Bank Collaboration on Country Programs and Conditionality—Progress Report

Prepared by PDR in collaboration with FAD (IMF) and by OPCS and PREM (World Bank)
In consultation with other Departments

Approved by James W. Adams (OPCS), Mark Allen (PDR), and Gobind T. Nankani (PREM)

February 24, 2004

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Contents

Executive Summary
   
I.  Introduction
   
II.  Framework for Bank-Fund Collaboration
  A.  Framework for Collaboration at the Country Level
  B.  Institutional Coordination between the Bank and the Fund
  C. Collaboration on Thematic Issues
   
III.  Assessment of Bank-Fund Staff Collaboration on Country Programs
  A.  Program Design and Country Ownership
  B.  Coordination and Division of Labor
  C. Coverage and Consistency of Conditionality
  D. Factors Supporting and Impeding Effective Collaboration
   
IV.  Summary Assessment and Recommendations
  A.  Summary Assessment
  B.  Enhancing Collaboration
   
V.  Issues for Discussion
     
Boxes
1.  Selected Areas of Intensified Bank-Fund Collaboration
2.  Bulgaria—Bank-Fund Collaboration in Practice
3.  Burkina Faso—Bank-Fund Collaboration in Practice
4.  Evolution of Bank-Fund Collaboration. The 2002 and 2003 Surveys.
5.  Evolution of Structural Conditionality in Low-Income Countries
     
Figures
1.  Program Design and Country Ownership
2.  Coordination and Division of Labor
3.  Coverage and Consistency of Conditionality
4.  Factors Contributing to Effective Collaboration
   
Annex I.
A.  Survey on Country Authorities
B.  Survey of IMF Mission Chiefs and World Bank Country Directors
C.  Questionnaire to Executive Directors

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