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Knowledge

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Are the 2015 targets realistic?

A new World Bank paper asks whether and how the international development targets (formerly known as “DAC targets”) for reducing poverty and improving social and environmental indicators might be achieved.

15 April 1998

IFI governance

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Dams Commission Nears Agreement

The World Commission on Dams, looks likely to start operations this Spring.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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UK White Paper Suggestions

The UK Government’s White Paper on International Development, launched in November, made excellent statements about focussing more firmly on poverty and the environment but lacked detail on specific policy targets for the World Bank and IMF.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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Forest Policy Reviews

The World Bank has agreed to carry out a forest policy implementation review followed by a Forest Sector Strategy review over the next few months.

15 January 1998

Rights

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Bankcheck RIP

The magazine Bankcheck, jointly produced by the International Rivers Network and the Development Group for Alternative Policies, has ceased production after 7 years of informative critical analysis of the World Bank and IMF.

15 January 1998

Social services

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Mozambican groups criticise CAS consultation

Civil society organisations in Mozambique have reacted angrily to the lack of civil society participation in the preparation of the Bank’s latest Country Assistance Strategy (CAS).

15 January 1998

Finance

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IMF criticism grows as S. E. Asia Crisis Worsens

Doubts about the IMF’s capacity to deal with international currency problems are mounting as the South East Asian crisis worsens despite the IMF’s bail-out efforts.

15 January 1998

Rights

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Social aspects of WB analysis under scrutiny

A lead article in Development Anthropologist contains a fascinating account of the World Bank’s approach to social issues.

15 January 1998

Conditionality

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Trigger conditions explained

A country assistance strategy (CAS) identifies “high”, “base” and “low” case lending scenarios - which one a country initially receives depends on its economic prospects.

15 January 1998

Finance

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Aiding banks or people?

The IMF’s interventions have again raised discussions of who bears the burden of financial crises.

15 January 1998

Environment

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O’Donnell Returns

Gus O'Donnell, the UK Executive Director to the Bank and Fund, will return to London…

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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Shaping your country’s future

Bread for the World Institute has produced a guide to advise NGOs and civil society groups on how to influence the World Bank’s Country Assistance Strategies (CASs).

15 January 1998