For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for conditionally?
Header of conditionality


Definition of the noun conditionality

What does conditionality mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: conditionalities

  1. the state of being conditional
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes

Alternative definition of the noun conditionality


  1. [uncountable] A state of being subject to conditions.
  2. [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: In political economy and international relations, conditionality is the use of conditions attached to the provision of benefits such as a loan, debt relief or bilateral aid. These conditions are typically imposed by international financial institutions or regional organizations and are intended to improve economic conditions within the recipient country.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Conditionality

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewPublic Sector Revenue (2017)

Principles, Policies and Management by Alberto Asquer

Conditionality A conditionality is a requirement that the recipient of funds should fulfil.

Google previewA Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence (2007)

Volume 1:The Law and The Right, Volume 2: Foundations of Law, Volume 3: Legal Institutions and the Sources of Law, Volume 4: Scienta Juris, Legal Doctrine as Knowledge of Law and as a Source of Law, Volume 5: Legal Reasoning, A Cognitive Approach to the Law by Enrico Pattaro

With fate, the first conditionality is that which the Moirai establish between a certain type of circumstance and a certain time and manner of death: We have here an effect—death—that must normatively take place when the preestablished type ...

Google previewRethinking International Organizations (2003)

Pathology and Promise by Dennis Dijkzeul, Yves Beigbeder

A fifth problem with human rights conditionality is that the most common instrument, punitive conditionality, is an arbitrary measure without due process. While the entire aid process is notoriously lacking in transparency and democratic ...

Google previewGlobalization and the Postcolonial World (2001)

The New Political Economy of Development by Ankie Hoogvelt

Political conditionality is the deliberate use of 'aid' to improve 'governance';.

Google previewHuman Rights Commissions and Ombudsman Offices (2000)

National Experiences Throughout the World by Kamal Hossain

A fifth problem with human rights conditionality is that the most common instrument, punitive conditionality, is an arbitrary measure without due process.

Google previewInflation Targeting in the Context of IMF-Supported Adjustment Programs (2001)

by Mr. Gerd Schwartz, Pau Rabanal, Mr. Mario I. Bléjer, Mr. Alfredo Mario Leone

Conditionality is the device utilized by the IMF in its financial programs, to establish safeguards that would increase the certainty that its resources are only used temporariiy. This, in turn, implies the adoption of so called performance criteria, ...

Google previewCurrent Developments in Monetary and Financial Law (2005)

by International Monetary Fund

LECKOW Conditionality is a subject of enormous controversy. In popular and academic studies on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), there is probably no term of art that is more frequently cited in support of as many different and, ...

Google previewEuropean Union Politics (2016)

Political science, Political science by CTI Reviews

Conditionality: Conditionality is a concept in international development, political economy and international relations and describes the use of conditions attached to a loan, debt relief, bilateral aid or membership of international organizations, ...

Google previewIndian Philosophy and the Consequences of Knowledge (2016)

Themes in Ethics, Metaphysics and Soteriology by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

The doctrine of conditionality is the starting point of this theory. The conflict between self and Other is sought to be reworked through this method (and that it is a method devoted to ...

Google previewThe EU's Role in World Politics (2010)

A Retreat from Liberal Internationalism by Richard Youngs, Senior Associate Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Professor of International Relations Richard Youngs

The standard critique of the liberal agenda that widespread human rights conditionality is a cover for imposing market liberalization does not hold up in the case of European policy. Although EU rhetoric continues to insist that supporting ...

Google previewMacroeconomics for Developing Countries (2003)

by Raghbendra Jha

Conditionality is the link between the approval of a country's request for funding or continuation of already approved funding and the adoption of specified policy programmes by the country to which the loans are being made. What are these ...

Google previewEthnic Politics in Europe (2010)

The Power of Norms and Incentives by Judith G. Kelley

Conditionality is the use of positive incentives to alter a state's behavior.14 In addition to normative pressure, which naturally is the method of first resort, international institutions frequently use political conditionality to ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy (2002)

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.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the International Monetary Fund (2011)

by Sarah Tenney, Norman K. Humphreys

“IMF Conditionality and Policy Characteristics in Black Africa: An Exploratory Analysis,” Africa Today, Vol. 37 (4th quarter, 1990). Myers, Robert J ., ed. “The Political Morality of the International Monetary Fund,” Ethics and Foreign Policy, Vol.

Google previewA Dictionary of International Trade Organizations and Agreements (2011)

by Patrick Holden

org Conditionality Trade conditionality refers to the practice of making trade agreementscontingent upon the behaviourof the partners in certainissue areas(beyond the obviousneed to comply withthe commercial ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Social Policy (2013)

by Tony Fitzpatrick, Huck-ju Kwon, Nick Manning, James Midgley, Gillian Pascall

VOETS CONDITIONALITY Conditionality refers to the criteria ofeligibility. Although some benefits and services are thought of as unconditional, in actuality there is no such thing. Even supposedly unconditional benefits like a Basic ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

Conditionality in political science ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (2009)

by Iain McLean, Alistair McMillan

conditionality. Idea that external creditor funding should beadvanced toagovernment only where a programme...

Google previewRoutledge 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the European Union (2015)

by Lee McGowan, David Phinnemore

CONDITIONALITY is widely used in the context of European Union (EU) external relations and enlargement, with the EU making closer ties conditional on nonmember states meeting certain political if not economic conditions.

Google previewDictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance (2013)

by Richard A Meganck, Richard E Saunier

Conditionality (1) – The practice of attaching conditions to international economic concessions or development assistance funds, or to the opening of international markets. The obligations accepted by a developing country in relation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Studies (2012)

by Helmut K. Anheier, Mark Juergensmeyer

Conditionality was restricted to macroeconomic targets, such as fiscal deficits and interest rates. Membership included most independent countries except Soviet allies, which left the organization early on or never joined because they saw it as ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the IMF (2000)

by Norman K. Humphreys

Conditionality in Fund-supported programs is based on the basic and incontrovertible proposition that a deficit in a country's external payments, as long as it is not ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Economics (2014)

by Renat Perelet, Anil Markandya, Pamela Mason, Tim Taylor

flow conditionality This is a form of trade restriction designed to promote sustainability of resource stocks and of biodiversity. The condition would restrict the amount of a natural resource that could be purchased by a given individual or firm to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Rights (2009)

Vol. 1- 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 ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Conditionality

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Video about Conditionality

Conditionality Meaning

Video shows what conditionality means. A state of being subject to conditions.. A condition applied to the access of a government to credit facilities and other ...

Scrabble value of C3O1N1D2I1T1I1O1N1A1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 14-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Share this page


Go to the wordplay of Conditionality for some fun with words!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary