Civil society groups in Bangladesh and Pakistan have rejected the PRSP process in their countries. They complain about flawed participation and persistent IMF and World Bank influence on the content of the documents.
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. Wolfensohn said he recently met the newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and reiterated that "continued dialogue with human rights groups as well as with governments and other stakeholders is quite important to the Bank". Yet the letter did little to take forward this dialogue, making vague references to collaboration in Po
A new official report has found that villagers in Jharkhand state, Eastern India, have suffered harm to their livelihoods as a result of a Bank-backed coal mining project.
CEE Bankwatch, a network of environmental NGOs in central and eastern Europe and the Community of Independent States, is launching a grassroots campaign network in time for the Annual Meetings.
Activists from Eastern and Southern Africa gathered in Nairobi early August to discuss a civil society Economic Policy Project launched by MWENGO, a reflection and development centre for NGOs in the region.
A new book sets out the demands and analytical positions of many of the protesters against economic globalisation.
The Bank’s draft Water Resources Sector Strategy has been faulted by critics for distorting the findings of the World Commission on Dams, continuing to support high-cost megaprojects and emphasizing privatisation.
Malawi Economic Justice Network Civil Society Briefing Issue 16
European youth group ASEED organised a four day meeting in March to discuss the European development of the World Bank Bond Boycott campaign.
A new bulletin, Info-IFI, aims to inform Spanish-speaking readers about the actions of the Multilateral Development Banks.