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The rise and fall of World Bank funded megaprojects

The World Bank has announced funding for the controversial Southern Gas Corridor, while exiting two other high profile but problematic megaprojects, Inga 3 in Democratic Republic of Congo and Simandou in Guinea.

31 January 2017



Georgia puts BP pipeline project on hold

The Georgian government has put a two week halt on BP's controversial Caspian oil pipeline project citing a breach of the environmental permit and other security concerns

28 July 2004

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Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline

Around the world, when politics and money prevail, the environment is the last issue considered.…

17 November 2003 | Comment
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Economic impact of IMF programmes in low-income countries: civil society forum

Notes from a civil society forum on economic impact of IMF programmes in low-income countries, 10 October 2013

10 October 2013 | Minutes

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Leak reveals Bank oil pipeline threat to pillar of Georgian economy

Friends of the Earth has obtained clear evidence of the risks the proposed Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC)…

2 October 2003



Romania forestry program criticised

In December the CEE Bankwatch Network asked the Bank’s Board to delay approval of the Romania Forest Development Program.

28 January 2003

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BP mega oil project may get “big bucks” from WB

Despite threats to the environment and fears of over-dependence on oil market vagaries, BP may receive as much as $500 million from the World Bank to build an 1,100 mile trans-Caucasus pipeline.

24 July 2002



Georgia National Park concern

NGOs have written to the World Bank complaining about the contradictions between its support for oil pipelines, harbours, refineries and oil terminals which may threaten a national park protected under a previous Bank loan.

10 September 2001
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