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Haiti

Environment

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Flirting with disaster? World Bank's push for climate insurance questioned

The World Bank continues to push climate and disaster insurance programmes, despite concerns that such schemes are being ‘oversold’ and do not address the root challenges of making countries more resilient to climate change.

28 September 2017

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

Pipeline management and cancellation policies are in preparation for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) to address funding constraints, with no funding available for new pilot countries’ projects. Questions were raised about gender impacts for a renewable energy project in Mozambique.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

A new a new Enhanced Private Sector Program for the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) is due to discussed. Cambodia’s investment plan has been approved. Social, environmental and financial risks related to a Nicaragua geothermal project were raised.

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

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) has called for urgent donations to be able to finance projects pending approval. The CIF strategic directions paper proposed for a new private sector window to be set up. Concerns were raised about community consultations in Samoa and around resettlement risks related to a Haiti project.

13 June 2016

Environment

Analysis

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Concerns continues over slow progress in implementing the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) investments plans and lack of funding for new pilot countries, as well as constraints on grant resources. The CIF strategic directions paper proposed an enhanced private sector programme for energy access. Questions on consideration of indigenous peoples were raised in relation to Liberia and Tanzania projects.

13 June 2016

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) has expanded with ten countries despite a lack of funds. The US questioned the approval of a Bolivia project and resettlement issues were raised on two Cambodia projects.

4 November 2015
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Conditionality

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Haiti to receive Bank finance and debt relief

In late March the World Bank announced a three-year programme of financial support for Haiti totalling $479 million, which includes total cancellation of its $39 million debt to the Bank.

16 April 2010

Conditionality

News

IMF to relaunch Haitian programme

After years of political and economic disputes, the IMF has finally reinitiated negotiations with Haiti

11 September 2006

Rights

News

Buenas noticias de la disputa laboral en Haití

En diciembre de 2005 se lleg

16 February 2006

Rights

News

Good news from Haiti labour dispute

In December an agreement was reached between management and the union at the IFC-sponsored Grupo M textile factory in the Ouanaminthe free trade zone.

23 January 2006

Accountability

News

Haiti - “year of progress” or whitewash?

A letter from Haitian solidarity NGOs, faith groups and academics was sent to president Wolfowitz in August to protest the Bank's mis-portrayal of the situation in the country.

12 September 2005

Rights

News

Haitian workers' rights violated as IFC decision looms

Within weeks of the first factory opening at a free trade zone which the IFC is considering supporting, workers have been fired for asking for improved working conditions and employees have been forbidden to organise.

1 October 2003

Rights

News

Bankrupt the World Bank!

As 80% of the money the World Bank uses to make its loans actually comes from the sale of bonds to institutional investors (pension funds, universities, municipalities, etc.

14 June 2000
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