Two civil society groups have criticised the World Bank for failing to live up to its promise of working more with communities affected by its policies and operations. Civil society initiatives undertaken by the Bank in recent years have not been satisfactorily followed up, says a joint statement by The Development Group for Alternative Policies and the International Rivers Network. These groups played leading roles in the Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative and World Commission on Dams, two major examples of Bank-NGO dialogue in recent years.
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