Hi Andrea! Pls join my circle of friends. Great to know about your concerns for human devt/children, keep it up! You may find my articles interesting, will write some about children later per my own experiences with this sector. Carpe diem!
Hello kabayan! As to that question about debt condonation, there are two ways of looking at it. First of all, with regards to the debtor state, it has to actively engage in negotiations for condonation, even the IMF entertains condonation and so does the WB. Problem is when the debtor state has a policy of "we'll pay all debts" which the IMF-WB will respect... Second is the perspective from the WB-IMF. They do adopt priorities as to which states will be on top of the condonation chain. The likes of Poland after the communist collapse really had nothing to pay for debts, so it got the nod of WB-IMF top guns to get a 'most preferred nation' status condonation-wise. Too bad that Cory Aquino began with the "we shall pay all debts" status, which the WB-IMF simply respected and followed, and which the Freedom from Debt Coalition protested (I sat at the National Council of the FDC in 89-92, and we were itching to talk straight to the IMF then). This is the reality.
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