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IFI governance

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New IFC chief appointed from private sector

The IFC has just announced who will replace its Executive Vice President, Jannik Lindbaek, who is retiring because of ill health at the end of the year.

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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SAPRI initiative meetings

Civil society groups in Hungary, Uganda, Ghana and Ecuador met World Bank representatives at national conferences to begin the investigative stage of the Structural Adjustment Programme Review Initiative (SAPRI).

15 September 1998

Land

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Oil campaign

Indonesian NGOs are setting up a major new campaign against the expansion of large-scale oil palm plantations in their country.

15 September 1998

Knowledge

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Official report critiques Bank poverty strategy

A new report, commissioned by the Government of Norway, reveals that the World Bank has a long way to go in clarifying and operationalising its poverty reduction objectives.

15 September 1998

Knowledge

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Controversy over knowledge development report

Drafting the 1998 World Development Report has proved so controversial that one of its co-authors resigned and the Board asked for changes which delayed its print schedule.

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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Towards a partnership Bank?

A refreshing new World Bank discussion paper frankly recognises that aid agencies are not cooperating effectively, and that mechanisms such as Consultative Groups and the Bank’s internal culture need to change.

15 September 1998

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London information centre moves

The World Bank’s London office has transferred responsibility for providing public access to World Bank operational documents to the EMIC library at the Department of Trade and Industry, Kingsgate House, Victoria Street.

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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Changes at Bank NGO Unit

The World Bank is searching for a new coordinator for its NGO Unit to replace John Clarke who is moving to the Asia department to become the Focal Point for NGO relations there.

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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Rischard plans to raise the Bank’s European profile

Jean-Francois Rischard is moving from the Bank’s Washington office to take up the new post of Vice President for Europe.

15 September 1998

Finance

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Middle-income country charges up

To halt the decline in its income, the World Bank has raised the charges middle-income…

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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Participation Conference

Participation experiences in 20 Bank-assisted operations will be reviewed in an international conference co-sponsored by the World Bank, to be held in Washington in November 1998.

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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GAO Investigates IMF transparency

The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO), the audit and investigative agency of the U.

15 September 1998