Examine the congressional debate over IMF loans to human rights violators, the call for cessation of IMF assistance to Indonesia based on its denial of democracy and human rights, and opposition to these views based on the IMF’s inability to devise a workable human rights membership standard that would also allow it to combat global economic crisis.
Read about the Fund’s recent decision to require “good governance” as a condition for IMF support.
GEOPOLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Participate in the discussion regarding the IMF’s financing decisions and their relationship to and consideration of geopolitics and international security.
SOCIAL SAFETY NETS
The IMF’s growing emphasis on social policy issues has emerged from their belief that more importance must be attached to equity and full development of human resources if reform programs are to be viable in the long run. Read about the need for social safety nets and some specific measures presently implemented.
Learn about the IMF’s approach to environmental issues and when and how the IMF integrates environmental concerns into its work.