Thursday, April 15, 2010

On broken donor promises

Promises by donor countries should be rated by credit rating agencies, to shame those who promise lightly; and the poor countries should be able to hedge these promises in the IMF.

This way, a broken promise will not fall on the shoulders of the poor countries least able to afford it, but on the shoulders of the IMF and this way, presumably, the possibilities of the promises being broken will also be reduced.