Definition of Conditionality
What does Conditionality mean?
- the state of being conditional
- more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
- [uncountable] A state of being subject to conditions.
- see also: structural adjustment program
- [countable, economics, finance] A condition applied to the access of a government to credit facilities and other international financial assistance, especially from the IMF and the World Bank.
"Conditionality" is a book by Dragoslav Avramovic.
- also known as "Conditionality: facts, theory, and policy"
Conditionality is a concept in international development, political economy and international relations which describes the use of conditions attached to a loan, debt relief, bilateral aid or membership of international organizations, typically by the international financial institutions, regional organizations or donor countries.
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Conditionality
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Developing Country Debt and Economic Performance, Volume 1 (2007)
The International Financial System by Jeffrey D. Sachs
One solution to the conundrum of why countries must be compelled to accept conditionality is the problem of "time consistency": a debtor government accepts ex ante the need for a policy adjustment as the quid pro quo for a loan, but the ...
Curbing the Boom-bust Cycle (2005)
Stabilizing Capital Flows to Emerging Markets by John Williamson
Conditionality The only explicit conditionality is that required by the official sector, especially by the IMF. The conditionality required by the World Bank and the regional development banks is also, at times, of the macroeconomic character ...
The Administration of Debt Relief by the International Financial Institutions (2008)
A Legal Reconstruction of the HIPC Initiative by Leonie F. Guder
Conditionality is a body of policies and procedures that member states to the IMF or the World Bank intend to follow as a condition for the use of IMF or World Bank resources, e.g. access to new loans, rescheduling or debt reduction. It links IMF ...
Developing Nations and the Politics of Global Integration (1995)
by Stephan Haggard
One feature of the new conditionality is the addition of conditions that are explicitly political, including human rights, participatory development, improved governance, and even democracy.
International Perspectives on Social Work in Health Care (1997)
Past, Present, and Future by Gail K. Auslander
Conditionality refers to the achievement of an agreed upon set of needs, programs and resources for and by a given population, and...
European Union Enlargement (2011)
Background, Developments, Facts by Martin Sajdik, Michael Schwarzinger
Conditionality is a key element of the enhanced pre-accession strategy. The chapter “Conditionality” is formulated in the Partnerships of Accession in a very concise manner and may here be cited literally: The assistance of the Community ...
Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy (2013)
by R. J. Barry Jones
`Conditionality' is a term often associated with the conditions that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposes on developing and transitional economies wishing to receive its loans to finance balance-of-payments deficits. These conditions ...
Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries A-F (2001)
by R. J. Barry Jones
conditionality instead leads to a further consolidation of UNDERDEVELOPMENT. Thus, writers such as Jack Woddis and Colin Leys have argued that governments in neo- colonial states were and are rarely puppet regimes in the literal sense ...
International Encyclopedia of Social Policy (2013)
by Tony Fitzpatrick, Huck-ju Kwon, Nick Manning, James Midgley, Gillian Pascall
VOETS CONDITIONALITY Conditionality refers to the criteria of eligibility. Although some benefits and services are thought of as unconditional, in actuality there is no such thing. Even supposedly unconditional benefits like a Basic ...
Concise Encyclopedia of Semantics (online) (2010)
by Keith Allan
The form if A, B is neither necessary nor sufficient for the expression of conditionality. Inverted forms, as in (3a), are used as conditional antecedents. Sentences like (3b) and (3c) also typically have conditional interpretations. (3a) Should the ...
Encyclopedia of Human Rights (2009)
by David P. Forsythe
Conditionality in trade, development, and cooperation agreements. The EU is the biggest donor in the world, accounting for 55 percent of development assistance. It therefore wields considerable leverage and has occasionally imposed ...
Encyclopedia of the Developing World (2013)
by Thomas M. Leonard
and loosened its conditionality. In addition, it developed longer term, Extended Fund facilities. In spite of these improvements, many developing nations still avoided the IMF,turninginstead to privatecredit sources, ...
The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology (2010)
by George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan
From this foundation there are five assumptions: process, emergence, agency, conditionality, and dialectics. Social objects are always in process even when maintaining stability. Structures exist as processes. Emergence means combinations ...
Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics (2013)
Loan Condilionalily Before 1990 most long-term aid carried little or no effective forest conditionality. Partly in response to unsustainable forestry practices, starting during the 1990s increasingly specific reforms were attached to international ...
Encyclopedia of Global Justice (2011)
A - I by Deen K. Chatterjee
The advent of the 1980s debt crisis and Bank-sponsored SAPs marked a shift from project to program lending and from narrow economic conditions to economy-wide conditionality. Since the 1990s, conditionality has broadened further to ...
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