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Governance & Police impunity in Andhra Pradesh

Statement by two Indian human rights group urging the World Bank not to approve a major loan to the state of Andra Pradesh on 16 December. The statement outlines many problems with human rights and governance in the state and argues that a loan at this time of crisis and instability would embolden the government to continue with its repressive policies, while civil society groups would not be in a position to criticise improper utilization of the loans.

14 December 2003 | Statement

Rights

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New book examines key Bank accountability mechanism

A book assesses the impact of the World Bank Inspection Panel which hears grievances of project-affected people.

17 November 2003

Rights

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Meeting: ‘milestone’ or ‘millstone’ for Bank/civil society relations?

Concerns have been raised about a new high-level initiative involving the World Bank and selected civil society groups.

17 November 2003

Rights

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Bretton Woods Project seeks Policy and Advocacy Officer

An exciting opportunity to work with our network of NGOs to monitor and challenge the…

22 October 2003

Rights

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Activist manifesto on global institutions

A new book challenges global institutions and anti-globalisation activists with proposals for stronger but radically…

10 September 2003

Social services

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SAP protests still raging: Latin America examples

A summary of recent protests against IMF-imposed structural adjustment programmes in Latin America.

8 September 2003

Rights

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IFC Photo competition spawns rival

Friends of the Earth has initiated a competition to find the best picture of a project backed by the International Finance Corporation.

22 July 2003

Rights

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Find critical perspectives on the IFIs

Search with the new IFIwatchnet search engine for a broad range of independent and critical perspectives on the IFIs.

26 May 2003

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Bank timid steps on land reform

The World Bank’s Land Policy department is preparing a Policy Research Report on land reform, which NGOs criticise for too heavily favouring a market-assisted approach.

26 May 2003

Environment

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Pipeline backlash for BP

The Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan pipeline came under fire last month.

26 May 2003