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Bank to release WDR on agriculture

The World Bank's 2008 World Development Report (WDR), to be released in October, will focus on agriculture for development.

2 April 2007

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Parliamentarians on World Bank

The seventh annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank was held in Cape Town in March.

2 April 2007

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Human rights trump internal procedures

As the UN human rights council holds its fourth session, the last few months have witnessed dynamic processes on human rights and development finance that bolster arguments to hold international financial institutions accountable under international law.

2 April 2007

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IFC: Cowboys in the Amazon

In March the IFC approved $90 million towards a $424 million expansion and modernisation programme for Brazil's leading beef and leather processor Bertin Ltda.

2 April 2007

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World Bank reconstruction role in Timor-Leste creating problems

Guteriano Nicolau S. Neves of the La'o Hamutuk Institute in Dili argues for a critical appraisal of the World Bank's role in the reconstruction of Timor Leste.

31 January 2007 | Guest comment

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World Development Report 2008 - Agriculture for development

Information on the World Development Report 2008 including updates on recent civil society consultations.

17 January 2007

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World Development Report 2007 on youth: familiar prescriptions

The World Bank’s flagship annual report, the World Development Report was released in September, focusing on youth. Plans are already underway for next year’s edition on agriculture, and follow-up continues on last year’s report on equity.

23 November 2006

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Bank environmental commitment under fire

Details of the World Bank's current sustainability disasters in light of the dismantling of ESSD

11 September 2006

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Setbacks to privatisations across Africa

The collapse of a flagship water privatisation in Tanzania, and opposition to both a planned privatisation of the state cotton board and the completed privatisation of the state railway in Mali, highlight the continuing struggle over pressure from the Bretton Woods institutions to privatise in Africa.

13 June 2005

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Aid, death and dogma

A report released in May by UK NGO Christian Aid, documents case studies in India, Ghana and Jamaica where imposed liberalisation has ravaged local industry with devastating social impacts.

13 June 2005