The IMF and Civil Society : Striking A Balance

Author/Editor:

Thomas C. Dawson ; Gita Bhatt

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

In the space of just a few years, the term “civil society” has entered the international policy vocabulary in many contexts. The IMF’s engagement with civil society organizations (CSOs) raises several broad questions: Which CSOs have been, and should be, engaged by the Fund? What questions should IMF-CSO engagement address? What are the limits to the dialogue? This paper examines the evolution of IMF-civil society relations and their effects on the Fund. It also seeks to identify the tensions that underlie the relationship.

Series:

Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/2

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451974485/1934-7456

Stock No:

PPIEA0022001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

30

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