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Guyana

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

Challenges in measuring progress were noted for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), in particular greenhouse gas accounting. Investment plans for Mozambique and Ivory Coast have been approved. Questions were raised over the reasoning for a commercial teak plantation project in Ghana.

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

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

The rationale for adding new pilot countries to the Forest Investment Program (FIP) given funding constraints has been questioned, as well as the focus on providing loans rather than grants. The CIF strategic directions paper noted challenges for the FIP, and proposed a new private sector window. Questions were raised about the consultation of ethnic minorities in relation to a Laos project.

13 June 2016

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

Six new countries were invited to join the Forest Investment Program (FIP), with a further nine invited to develop investment plans, despite insufficient funds. Potential support for oil palm plantations in Democratic Republic of Congo and industrial logging in Indonesia and Peru were questioned.

4 November 2015

Environment

News

World Bank’s mining treasure map

The World Bank is promoting a “billion dollar map” of minerals in Africa, and continues to invest in fossil fuel extraction. Controversy is tainting Bank-funded mines in Colombia and Haiti as locals resist the extractive projects.

27 February 2014
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Other news

Environment

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Guyanese oppose REDD without consultation

Participants reviewing proposed low carbon development strategies and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation policies of the World Bank at a workshop on Indigenous peoples' rights, extractive industries and national development policies in Guyana, expressed dissatisfaction with the consultation process indicating that previous concerns were yet to be addressed.

16 April 2010

Social services

News

Guyana sued over nationalisation debt

A British company has taken a case to the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) seeking

26 November 2002

Finance

News

ESAF-HIPC Link Attacked

Mr Jagdeo, Guayanese Finance Minister, has attacked the IMF for its lack of commitment to debt reduction and using the HIPC Initiative as a means of forcing countries to comply with ESAF programmes.

15 December 1998
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