Thursday, January 21, 2010

IMF Clarifies Terms of Haiti's Loan

IMF Clarifies Terms of Haiti's Loan, by Richard Kim, January 20, 2010,The Nation Last Friday I wrote about the IMF's new $100 million loan to Haiti. I cited debt relief activists who told me that the new loan would be an extension of the IMF's existing loan of $165 million. This information was confirmed by the IMF's press release, which stated that "emergency financing would be provided as an augmentation to the existing IMF-supported arrangement with Haiti under the Extended Credit Facility [ECF]." The IMF's announcement provided no further information about conditions that may or may not be attached to the loan and made no mention of future debt relief for Haiti. More...

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