A closed-door meeting between CEOs of leading pesticide/biotech companies and World Bank President James Wolfensohn in early December received strong opposition from Pesticide Action Network North America and 14 other NGOs. NGOs criticized the Bank’s decision to exclude public observers and to explore partnership opportunities with companies which have notoriously poor track records on environmental issues.
New report reveals IMF policy in the MENA region has remained unchanged after the 2011 Arab uprising, despite its rhetoric for change towards inclusive growth.
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