IMF programs and technical assistance in the Balkans-what has been achieved?
The first part of this presentation reviews the record, in a quantitative manner, of IMF programs in Southeastern Europe (not including Greece) over the past ten years. It also examines the evolving nature of IMF access (scale of financing) and conditionality in the region over this period. The second part of the presentation will attempt to answer the question why technical assistance often fails. An attempt will be made to extrapolate some general principles from the author’s experience of working in Southeastern Europe. What does and does not work, and why?
Date: 30 November 2015, 17:00 (Monday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2015)
Venue: St Antony's College - North Site
Venue Details: Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speakers: Adam Bennett (St Antony's College), Robin McConnachie (Oxford Analytica)
Organising department: European Studies Centre
Organiser: Adam Bennett (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
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Hosts: Adam Bennett (St Antony's College, University of Oxford), Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Part of: SEESOX
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Julie Adams