Activism

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NGOs criticise the Bank’s water strategy

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.

24 July 2002

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Malawi Economic Justice Network Civil Society Briefing Issue 16

Malawi Economic Justice Network Civil Society Briefing Issue 16

25 June 2002

Rights

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Boycott of WB bonds reaches Europe

European youth group ASEED organised a four day meeting in March to discuss the European development of the World Bank Bond Boycott campaign.

8 May 2002

Rights

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New IFI newsletter in spanish

A new bulletin, Info-IFI, aims to inform Spanish-speaking readers about the actions of the Multilateral Development Banks.

8 May 2002

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Development Gateway

Briefing examining the rise of the "Knowledge Bank" and how the World Bank has been threatened by, and now taken advantage of, the internet. Paper originally prepared for Oxford International Conference on Education and Development, September 2001.

25 March 2002

Rights

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New Oxfam guide to PRSPs

Oxfam International has published a guide for groups wanting to do work around Poverty Reduction Strategy processes in their countries.

25 March 2002

Environment

News

Arrests of Tanzania mine activists

In late November the Tanzanian authorities took action against an organisation which has been investigating the death and dispersal of artisanal miners at a project backed by the World Bank Group.

17 January 2002

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Critics respond to Bank demands

The World Bank and anti-globalisation activists have now traded three rounds of demands and counter-demands since September this year.

17 January 2002

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Book examines World Bank campaigns

Civil society work on the international financial institutions is analysed in a new book.

1 January 2002

Rights

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Protests escalate in Argentina

A recently formed movement of unemployed Argentinians erected roadblocks to protest at the government’s drastic cut-backs in public spending.

2 November 2001