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Gilles Nancy and Boriana Yontcheva
This paper studies the aid allocation of European nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Once population is controlled for, poverty consistently appears as the main worldwide determinant of NGO aid allocation. NGOs do not respond to strategic considerations. Their funding source does not seem to exert a great influence on their aid allocation decision. We also find differences across regions. Militarization and the political nature of the regime of the recipient country affect aid allocation in the Middle East. Life expectancy influences aid allocation in countries in the Western Hemisphere and the Middle East.
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

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Mr. Wayne W. Camard

IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato visited Chad on May 19-20, combining policy discussions with the authorities with a firsthand view of one of the refugee camps that Chad is supporting with help from the international community.

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

The IMF has been battling perceptions that it is holding back critical health spending— including on HIV/AIDS—in countries with IMF-supported adjustment programs. To increase awareness about its approach, the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department invited donors, international agencies, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to discuss the issue on January 19.

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen to podcasts given by top IMF economists on important issues in the global economy. www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/so/home.aspx
Sabina Bhatia

Under the aegis of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank, approximately 190 legislators from over 80 countries gathered in Paris on February 14-16 to discuss a wide range of development issues. This fifth annual meeting of the organization, which also drew governmerit officials, civil society I organizations, and representatives from the World I Bank and the IMF, I focused on rising concerns over the prospects for meeting the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); continued frustration with trade and market access; the importance of improving the accountability of the international financial institutions; donor policies; and efforts to strengthen the role of parliamentarians in promoting development.

Jean-Claude Milleron

This paper presents a snapshot of changes in the world’s health and demographic conditions. The paper highlights that in most parts of the world, individuals are healthier and living longer, thanks to improved health services and living conditions and the more widespread use of immunization, antibiotics, and better contraceptives. Although this trend is likely to continue, hopes are fading in some regions where progress slowed or stopped in the 1990s, primarily as a result of the AIDS epidemic. Moreover, most regions of the developing world will not reach the Millennium Development Goals for health by 2015.

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

This paper presents a snapshot of changes in the world’s health and demographic conditions. The paper highlights that in most parts of the world, individuals are healthier and living longer, thanks to improved health services and living conditions and the more widespread use of immunization, antibiotics, and better contraceptives. Although this trend is likely to continue, hopes are fading in some regions where progress slowed or stopped in the 1990s, primarily as a result of the AIDS epidemic. Moreover, most regions of the developing world will not reach the Millennium Development Goals for health by 2015.

Michaela Schrader

On October 14-15, the IMF and the Tanzanian Parliament’s Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs sponsored a macroeconomic policy seminar—the first of its kind—for the country’s legislators. A workshop was held for representatives from civil society and the media the following day. Both events—which took place in Bagamoyo and drew some 30 parliamentarians and 20 representatives from local think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, and the press—focused on Tanzania’s widely heralded reforms under President Benjamin Mkapa to step up the pace of development and poverty reduction.