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UK MPs scrutinise World Bank

12 December 2000

UK parliamentarians held two hearings on the World Bank in November. At the first they interviewed UK World Bank Governor Clare Short about issues arising from the annual meetings. Questions covered: HIPC, the Strategic Compact, the Global Development Gateway and other issues.

In November the Committee interviewed Bank President Wolfensohn. He was asked questions about debt, future lending, PRSPs, HIV/AIDs, education, corruption and alternative approaches to development and global public goods.