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Climate change and the World Bank: dubious green credentials

Critique of the new role assigned to the World Bank by the G8 in tackling climate change by creating a framework for clean energy and development. Summary of recent documents examining the Bank's perpetuation of fossil-fuelled economic expansion and false claims made in relation to the Clean Development Mechanism

12 September 2005

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The G8, the World Bank and the IMF: Debt, aid and trade implications

At their 6 - 8 July summit in Gleneagles Scotland, G8 leaders tasked the World Bank and the IMF with much of the follow-up on their commitments on debt reduction, increased aid and fairer trade.

12 July 2005

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Commentary

World Bank and civil society engagement: a new direction?

A civil society perspective on the World Bank global civil society forum and the future of civil society and World Bank engagement, by Moreblessings Chidaushe, Afrodad

13 June 2005 | Guest comment

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IFIwatchnet moves to Montevideo

IFIwatchnet - formerly based at the Bretton Woods Project in London - has moved to the Instituto del Tercer Mundo (ITeM), in Uruguay, as part of a strategic plan to strengthen southern networks of IFIwatchers.

13 June 2005

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People’s assembly demands justice from World Bank

Villagers of Badin district in southeastern Pakistan are demanding compensation from the World Bank for a drainage infrastructure project that has wrought environmental devastation and led to the loss of lives.

10 April 2005 | Guest comment

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Cautious dialogue as conflict over water continues

The deep freeze on communications between the World Bank’s water unit and civil society groups thawed a little at a recent dialogue. A revolt against private sector participation in Bolivia shows just how far there is to go.

2 February 2005

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IFI events at World Social Forum 2005

This year's World Social Forum, which took place at the time of publication in Porto…

26 January 2005

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BWP thanks readers for support

Following our appeal for help in Update 43, we would like to thank readers for…

26 January 2005

IFI governance

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Above the law? Battle over World Bank immunity in Bangladesh

Civil society groups, opposition parties and the media are calling for the repeal of a bill which would amend the scope of the Bank's immunities under Bangladeshi law.

21 September 2004

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IFIwatchnet in your region … and in video!

IFIwatchnet has established regional animators and will soon add multimedia resources.

27 July 2004