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Rights

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IMF PR tour

The IMF is holding a meeting in late May in Ghana to explain its strategy to NGOs there.

15 April 1998

Knowledge

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CAS analysis improves, but still limited

The quality of Bank country assistance strategies (CASs) has improved in the last two years, concludes a recent Bank review.

15 April 1998

IFI governance

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Bank’s “new” adjustment programmes reviewed

The Bank is just completing a review of three years of "Higher Impact Adjustment Lending"…

15 April 1998

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WTO protests grow

The Second Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva was marked by protests in many countries.

15 April 1998

IFI governance

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Adjusting the SPA

Donor procedures and aid coordination have improved and resource flows to Sub-Saharan African countries increased under the Special Programme of Assistance for Africa (SPA), according to a recent report.

15 April 1998

Finance

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Loan costs set to rise

Borrowers from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the main World Bank lending arm, may have to pay higher charges for their loans in the future.

15 April 1998

Rights

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NGO approach debated

In March the Bank Board discussed the Bank’s approach to NGOs.

15 April 1998

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

Finance

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UK pushing controversial new IMF powers

The UK government is leading the effort to enable the IMF to pursue capital account liberalisation (CAL) in its member countries.

15 April 1998

Knowledge

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Faith meets finance

In February World Bank President James Wolfensohn met the leaders of nine religious faiths to discuss views on development.

15 April 1998

Private Sector

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Bank "Business Partnerships" scheme launched

The World Bank has committed $3 million to a “Business Partners for Development” initiative to undertake studies and pilot projects involving companies, NGOs and governments.

15 April 1998

Finance

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J2000 mobilise 70,000

An estimated 70,000 people demonstrated in Birmingham to call on G8 leaders to cancel poor countries’ unpayable debts.

15 April 1998