Bank president Paul Wolfowitz initiated an external review of Bank systems of transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity at the end of July.
The music at the farewell party for outgoing World Bank Kenya country representative Mukthar Diop…
Summary of environmental health problems and human rights violations related to the Karachaganak oil and gas condensate field
According to NGOs, the World Bank has facilitated illegal logging in Cambodia, violating its own operational policies in the process.
The Bank’s claim that the Chad-Cameroon oil and pipeline project proves that petro-dollars can benefit the poor is undermined by the claims of local communities and NGOs who cite numerous examples of violations of social and environmental safeguards.
The World Bank Board has responded to a critical findings of its own Inspection Panel, but has done little to remedy the situation of the local people who have suffered.
Most of the Bushmen of a Kalahari reserve in Botswana have been evicted to make way for exploitation of diamonds. Now the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is funding further exploration.
A brief outline of the workings of the Inspection Panel and the Compliance Adviser Ombudsman, the two principal complaint mechanisms of the World Bank.
Members of Argentine civil society organisations, Jimena Garrote and Ezequiel Nino, discuss a complaint filed with the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), denouncing the pressure exerted by IMF representatives in negotiations with the Argentine government.
The Prodeminca mining project in Ecuador, officially called the Ecuadorian Mining and Environment Technical Assistance Project, involves a loan for $14 million that was approved in 1994.