World Bank Group

IFI governance

News

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

Accountability

News

South Africa dam claim

The World Bank’s Inspection Panel has received a complaint from residents of Alexandra township, Johannesburg, about “Phase 1B” of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), which involves diverting water from the mountains of Lesotho to South Africa’s industrial heartland.

15 April 1998

Knowledge

News

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

Rights

News

Social aspects of WB analysis under scrutiny

A lead article in Development Anthropologist contains a fascinating account of the World Bank’s approach to social issues.

15 January 1998

Environment

News

O’Donnell Returns

Gus O'Donnell, the UK Executive Director to the Bank and Fund, will return to London…

15 January 1998

Infrastructure

News

NT 2 Campaign Packet

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

15 January 1998

Accountability

News

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

IFI governance

News

NGOWG Restructuring

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

15 January 1998

Infrastructure

News

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

IFI governance

News

Further IMF Review Delay

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

15 January 1998

IFI governance

News

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

Knowledge

News

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