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New IFI newsletter in spanish

A new bulletin, Info-IFI, aims to inform Spanish-speaking readers about the actions of the Multilateral Development Banks.

8 May 2002

Conditionality

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Poverty Reduction Strategies under intense scrutiny

Studies from Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda and Cambodia fault the PRSP process for failing to provide space for a real debate of policy alternatives, and for a lack of transparency and accountability.

8 May 2002

Accountability

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World Bank-led meeting on Afghanistan causes concern in Pakistan

By Shahid Husain, Freelance journalist, Karachi, and Charlotte Carlsson, Communications & research officer, Bretton Woods Project

17 January 2002

Infrastructure

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Laos dam controversy

World Bank Asia region staff are currently considering whether to move the Nam Theun 2 dam, Laos, to “pre-appraisal stage”.

5 April 2001

Conditionality

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Nicaraguan mayors call for consultation

Local government leaders in the Leon Norte area of Nicaragua have written to the World Bank to express their “deep concern about the development of the PRSP consultation in Nicaragua”

5 April 2001

News

Protests against Bank meeting in India

On 17 January 150 people were arrested in Bhopal while marching against World Bank and Asian Development Bank policies.

6 February 2001

Accountability

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Mexican NGOs demand transparency

In November Mexican civil society networks greeted incoming president, Vincente Fox, with a letter calling for greater transparency and accountability in the country’s decision making processes.

12 December 2000

IFI governance

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US Roles In Bank Examined

A new book sets out current issues in multilateral development bank reform and the way that the US pushes its interests in the institutions.

14 June 2000

Finance

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Ecuador crisis leads to indigenous peoples’ uprising

In January, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), and other social movements led an uprising in protest at the worsening economic situation which resulted in the resignation of the president, Jamil Mahuad.

15 April 2000

Conditionality

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WB-IMF orthodoxy rivalled by Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), led by its new head Masaru Yoshitomi, has mounted an attack on the IMF’s use of conventional policies for dealing with the crisis in Asia and plans to hold meetings and seminars to challenge the IMF’s approach at the Bank/Fund annual meetings.

15 September 1999

Environment

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Bolivia-Brazil Pipeline

The details of ensuring implementation of World Bank operational policies are explored in a recent report from the Bank Information Center.

15 June 1999

Conditionality

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Brazilians protest spending cuts

Brazilian NGOs, trade unions, students and opposition parties protested outside the World Bank’s office in Brasilia against the government’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Bank’s decision to suspend loans to two state governments.

15 March 1999