On 17 January 150 people were arrested in Bhopal while marching against World Bank and Asian Development Bank policies. The Banks had convened for a Development Forum meeting organized by the Madhya Pradesh government. British Development Minister Clare Short was also present. The Jan Sangarsh Morcha (forum of Madhya Pradesh people’s organizations) wrote to her opposing “the anti-people policies, projects and processes that are sought to be thrust on the people of this state and indeed this country, at the behest of the multilateral institutions, but which most often reflect the interests of global corporations”.
This briefing analyses the role of the Bank and Fund in the UN Financing for Development negotiations.
Donate to the Bretton Woods Project
The Bretton Woods Project is a UK-based NGO that challenges the World Bank and IMF and promotes alternative approaches. We serve as an information provider, watchdog, networker and advocate. Our flagship publications are the Bretton Woods Observer, a quarterly critical review of developments at the World Bank and IMF, and the Bretton Woods Bulletin, an online update of news and action on the institutions.
The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid hosted project (UK registered charity no. 274467).