Restrictive conditions on loans through intergovernmental facilities

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Reduced scope of intergovernmental development assistance
Autocracy of intergovernmental financial institutions

The post World War II developmental efforts through the United Nations Organization's Development Programme were based on the premise that the greatly differing developing countries were themselves the best judges of their own development priorities. The last ten years, however, have seen a tendency by some donor governments to either tie their share of multilateral assistance to their own perception of the priorities, or to limit their support in the multilateral context, in favour of increasing bilateral aid and special purpose arrangements.


Access of countries to financial facilities available through intergovernmental bodies, such as the International Monetary Fund, is subject to strict conditionalities, high cost and may only be available for the short term.


Measures intended to intensify integration into the capitalist world system, confirm the primacy of capital and guarantee its global valorization, result in an increasing number of countries, particularly in the Third World, being forced by intergovernmental financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to adopt measures which are in direct opposition to the interests of the majority of their populations.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
13.05.2019 – 18:11 CEST