The World Bank/IMF Spring meetings are taking place in Washington DC on 20-21 April. A wide range of NGO events are also being planned in the week before the official meetings. Meetings will examine:
- The negative impacts of the World Bank policy of market-based land reform, looking in particular at the Brazil experience;
- Devising legal approaches to secure reparations payments for communities suffering the social, cultural and environmental consequences of large-scale development projects; and
- From engagement to protest: forum on citizens’ challenges to the World Bank. This will focus in particular on the Bank’s failure to honour its commitments under processes such as the Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative and the World Commission on Dams.