This section contains documents on World Bank and International Monetary Fund policy, and on debt and other capital flows between North and South.
Switzerland has made some headway in recent years when it comes to freezing and returning foreign stolen assets. But there are still serious shortcomings. A look at past and present cases shows where the new law currently in preparation should begin. ...>>
If food security is to be guaranteed, we must fight financial speculation with agricultural products, says Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. In the following an interview. ...>>
The International Monetary Fund has somewhat relaxed its controversial lending conditions. But they are still hurting the poorest people, as shown by the latest loan to Bangladesh. ...>>
The European debt crisis is causing a worldwide stir. It is relegating the precarious debt situation of many developing countries to oblivion. The call for a regulated and fair procedure to resolve impending state bankruptcies remains topical, however. ...>>
Jim Yong Kim has taken office as the new World Bank President in early July. Non-governmental organizations worldwide are urging him to implement much-needed reforms quickly. ...>>