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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This year's World Social Forum, which took place at the time of publication in Porto…
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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.
Bank involvement in the dual privatisation-decentralisation of water provision in Peru runs ahead of the establishment of the capacity of local governments to regulate and could undermine fiscal stabililty.