Civil society groups in Cambodia and Papua New Guinea call on the Bank to exert its influence to curb violations of forestry codes.
The Bretton Woods project is currently undertaking a strategic review of its work.
Private creditors oppose the proposed “sovereign debt restructuring mechanism” (SDRM) and the Fund seems ready to further dilute a plan that NGOs already considered flawed.
The World Bank is considering withholding funds from Cambodia in response to government moves against Global Witness, an independent monitor of the forestry sector.
In December the CEE Bankwatch Network asked the Bank’s Board to delay approval of the Romania Forest Development Program.
A draft paper on climate change from the World Bank and other development agencies has been criticised for not going far enough.
James Wolfensohn recently replied to an NGO letter of last summer requesting clarification of what the Bank planned to do to implement a human rights agenda.
An official report has found that villagers in Eastern India, have suffered harm to their livelihoods as a result of a Bank-backed coal mining project.
Catherine Fisher has joined Bretton Woods Project to work part-time with IFIwatchnet on implementing new, collaborative electronic communications.
An Indonesian NGO complains that the Bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity has not been sufficiently transparent and achieved limited results.