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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

Finance

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US NGOs battle to stop quota funds

The 50 Years is Enough alliance of NGOs took to Washington’s streets in January to protest about US funding for the IMF and its bailout of the Asian economies.

15 January 1998

Infrastructure

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NT 2 Campaign Packet

The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Hydroelectric Project is the largest prospective hydropower project in Lao PDR.

15 January 1998

Social services

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New Education Strategy

The Human Development Department of the World bank is preparing an Education Sector Strategy Paper (ESSP).

15 January 1998

Finance

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IMF creates new loans to help with financial crises

The IMF has established the Supplemental Reserve Facility (SRF) to provide extra resources to countries with balance of payments problems caused by rapid capital outflows such as those experienced in South East Asia.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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NGOWG Restructuring

The NGO World Bank Working Group is in the process of restructuring to become more regional and more representative.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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Inspecting the Inspectors

In February the World Bank Board will again review the functioning of the Bank’s Inspection Panel, subject of two new NGO reports.

15 January 1998

Finance

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Nicaraguan civil society fears delay in debt process

Nicaraguan civil society organisations (CSOs) fear Nicaragua will not qualify for the HIPC Debt Initiative before the population has suffered further.

15 January 1998

Gender

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Bank Gender Performance Criticised

The NGO network Women’s Eyes on the World Bank has produced a report examining the Bank’s efforts to bring its lending practices into line with the steps agreed at the 1995 World Conference on Women.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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Further IMF Review Delay

The external ESAF review has been delayed again for the consultants to finalise their report.

15 January 1998

Infrastructure

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Chad Cameroon Indecision

Following NGO scrutiny of the World Bank’s plans to support the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline scheme the Bank appears to be reconsidering its use of IDA (soft loan) money for the project.

15 January 1998