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IFI governance

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Counter Summit Plans

The world’s richest countries’ annual summit will take place in Birmingham, UK, this year from 15-17 May.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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GEF: Gift Horse or Force for Change?

A critical study prepared for a meeting to discuss replenishing the Global Environment Facility, an international fund for environmental, criticises the World Bank’s use of the resources.

15 January 1998

Rights

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G24 should build bridges with Southern NGOs

A recent paper argues that Southern governments should foster and expand democratic dialogue with NGOs in their countries.

15 January 1998

Rights

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Regulating or Freeing NGOs?

The Bank-commissioned Handbook on Good Practices for Laws Relating to Non-Governmental Organisations has been criticised in a report by the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

15 January 1998

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Official Contacts

Official Contacts

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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World Bank Plans Profitable CO2 Trading

The Kyoto climate change meeting in December brought together ministers from 160 countries to agree binding restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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Panel Finds Serious Singrauli Problems

The Inspection Panel investigation into the Singrauli power project in India has found major problems with the Bank’s approach to the project.

15 January 1998

Knowledge

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Are the 2015 poverty targets realistic?

A draft World Bank report examines poverty trends and assesses whether economic growth will be sufficient to reduce poverty to the 2015 targets agreed by donor governments in the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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IFC reviews roll off the production line

Largely due to the persistent efforts of NGOs and some Executive Directors, the International Finance Corporation (IFC-a private sector support arm of the World Bank Group) has unveiled a series of reviews and new initiatives.

15 January 1998

Rights

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Sydney Workers’ Rights Push

World Bank officials at a conference in Sydney last November were pressed by AID/WATCH and trade union officials to introduce mandatory labour standards.

15 January 1998

Knowledge

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“Include poor in poverty solutions”: new Bank Report

In an annually repeated ritual the World Bank has "reaffirmed the central importance of poverty…

15 January 1998

Accountability

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IDA Discussions Start

Paula Donovan, the World Bank staff member in charge of raising funds for the Bank’s soft loan arm the International Development Association (IDA), has undertaken a series of meetings designed to reassure parliamentarians and NGOs.

15 January 1998