CEE Bankwatch, a network of environmental NGOs in central and eastern Europe and the Community of Independent States, is launching a grassroots campaign network in time for the Annual Meetings. The initiative comes from the realization that despite high levels of interest in the work of the IFI-watching community, not enough is being done to translate awareness into action. After registering at the Bankwatch website, you will receive Action Alert emails giving information about Bankwatch campaigns and instructions on how to help out.
Originally created to help the poor escape poverty and deprivation, the World Bank became the most important advocate for the commercialised microcredit model. Yet, critics argued it undermined the chances of sustainable and equitable development to create a poverty trap of historic proportions.
While the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 on education has some redeeming features, it is part of the Bank's longstanding very narrow view of education, and is silent on education financing.
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