IFIs as if People Mattered Voice and Mobilisation for Reforms Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir. House: 40/A, Road: 10/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka–1209, Bangladesh Tel: 880-2-815 82 74, Fax: 880-2- 815 9135 E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.unnayan.org.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be;For loan oft loses both itself and friend,And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3
Development is inherently a normative concept…..To pretend otherwise is just to hide one’s value judgments.
Knowing the past and planning the future
Making of Bank and the Fund above the Law in Bangladesh
Source: IFI Watch Bangladesh, available at: www.unnayan.org
A people-centred parliament would embark upon:
Redefined role – Authorship of policies to provider of finance international public goods
Policy Space – National Planning Process (not PRSP) – Paris?/?
Sundarbans Biodiversity Conservation Project
Trade, Diplomacy, Regional Interest, Historical Connection and Colonial past
Participation – Design and Implementation
Growth, Poverty Reduction, Well-being
Accountability (Horizontal and Vertical)
Reform and conditionalities
Knowledge, Praxis and Progress
Individual Choice and Development
Structural Change and Development
(Individuals are independent of, dependent on; interdependent within society)
Development and Democracy