IMF says making fewer conditions on its lending

US - The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday 4 Sep it has pared back the amount of conditions its attaches to its loans, but that more needs to be done on the policy, which aims to give borrowers more freedom in setting their own economic policies.

An IMF executive board assessment on the new policy, which has been in place for less than a year, found there has been a notable reduction in the numbers of conditions attached to loans to poor countries, mainly in Africa.

But, it also found

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