In September Roberto Lenton of Argentina started at the Inspection Panel. Previously chair of the technical committee of the Global Water Partnership and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Lenton is a member of the board of directors for WaterAid America and senior advisor at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University. He will serve along with Tongroj Onchan of Thailand and Werner Kiene of Austria on the three-member body. Kiene is the new chairperson of the Panel following Edith Brown Weiss’ departure. During Weiss’ tenure from 2002, the Panel registered 14 inspection requests from people affected by Bank projects.
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
As debt crises across the African continent continue to soar, concerns are raised about the gendered impact of debt-servicing conditions imposed by international financial institutions.
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