Fund Conditionality : Evolution of Principles and Practices

Author/Editor:

Manuel Guitián

Publication Date:

September 15, 1981

Summary:

This paper examines the principles and practices of conditionality as they have evolved and as they are currently applied. The paper discusses the rationale of the concept of conditionality and brings out its theoretical underpinnings as well as its economic policy implications. The paper traces the practices for conditionality’s implementation that have been developed in the IMF over more than three decades to assist members in adjusting to an increasingly difficult and complex environment. The paper also discusses a series of issues that have arisen in the context of the application of conditionality.

Series:

Pamphlet Series, No. 38

Notes:

English and French versions reprinted 1992 and 1986, respectively. Spanish version reprinted 1984.

English

Publication Date:

September 15, 1981

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451956467/0538-8759

Stock No:

P038EA0000000

Format:

Paper

Pages:

60

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