Publication Date: April 1999
Publisher: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Author(s): Robert Naiman; Neil Watkins
Research Area: Banking and finance
Keywords: International monitoring; National debt; Poverty
This paper analyzes the IMF's own data to consider the results of the Fund’s intervention in the economies of sub-Saharan Africa. It finds that efforts to increase economic growth, increase access to health care and education, and reduce the burden of debt repayment are likely to fail so long as the IMF remains in control of the economic policies in sub-Saharan Africa.
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