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Thailand

Rights

Analysis

The IMF, Gender Equality and Labour

BWP briefing explores IMF's labour market policies in the context of women in the informal economy and suggests they will not contribute to decreasing inequalities.

2 October 2017 | Briefing

Gender

Analysis

The IMF, Gender Equality and VAT

BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.

12 April 2017 | Briefing

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

A revised Clean Technology Fund (CTF) pipeline management and cancellation policy has been approved. A document outlining further details on the proposed “CTF 2.0” will be discussed. Approval for reallocation of funds for a Morocco project was challenged by Germany and the decision postponed.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 14

New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) Monitor, including an update on the Green Climate Fund, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs trust fund committee meetings.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 13

New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Fund (CIFs) Monitor, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs trust fund committee meetings.

13 June 2016

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

The upcoming Clean Technology Fund (CTF) resource shortfall continues to raise concerns. A proposal for “CTF 2.0” will be discussed, including two proposed modalities: CTF Green Markets and the Risk Mitigation Facility. Concerns were raised over safeguards for a geothermal energy project in Indonesia.

13 June 2016

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

An impending shortfall in available resources for the Clean Technology Fund continues to concern, leading to cancellation of projects. Questions were raised about development impacts and reliance on geothermal energy in India and Indonesia's revised investment plans, and on debt sustainability in a Caribbean project.

4 November 2015

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

Concerns have been raised about a projected shortfall of resources for the Clean Technology Fund, with an early warning mechanism due to be discussed. Questions were raised about development benefits of a Colombia project and on safeguards for a Vietnam project.

6 May 2015
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Other news

IFI governance

News

Thai CSOs walk out of FCPF process

In mid April four independent advisers to the UN urged that all of the World Bank's activities should be included in the Bank's safeguards review to ensure consistency with international human rights standards.

26 June 2013

Conditionality

News

IMF steps into debate over monetary policy, independence at Bank of Thailand

The challenge of maintaining growth amid a global slowdown has sparked fierce debates over Thailand's monetary policy.

13 September 2012

Land

News

World Bank's land policies under fire

In February about 200 people from across Asia demonstrated outside the World Bank office in Bangkok to highlight the failure of the Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) principles, co-authored by the Bank, to protect small farmers

5 April 2012

Infrastructure

News

Pak Mun dam gates to be opened

The Thai government announced on 15 January that it is going to open the gates of the World Bank-supported Pak Mun dam for four months of the year.

28 January 2003

Infrastructure

News

Pak Mun Dam Controversy Fuelled

The Thai authorities and the World Bank, the main funders for the Pak Mun dam project, hailed the dam as a big success, but the World Commission on Dams (WCD) recently released a critical evaluation.

14 June 2000

Rights

News

Thai activists accuse IMF of neglecting poor

In February, about 300 activists from the Student Federation of Thailand, the Forum of the Poor and labour groups burnt effigies of IMF managing-director Michel Camdessus and some Thai politicians in a protest in Bangkok where officials were attending the UNCTAD-X meeting.

15 April 2000

Infrastructure

News

Thai villagers condemn Wolfensohn refusal

The President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, in Thailand in February for the UNCTAD meeting, refused to accept a letter from villagers affected by the Bank-backed Pak Mun Dam.

15 April 2000

Land

News

CASE prawn-farm study

The World Bank’s project to improve the integration of the environment in its Country Assistance Strategies has a component to examine decisions made in environmental management which have had significant negative or positive impacts on economic development.

15 December 1999
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