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Some progress on Mozambique cashew, sugar liberalisation

Mozambique has won more flexibility in its five-year battle with the World Bank and IMF to restrict the export of unprocessed cashew nuts.

5 April 2001

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IFC prawn farm loan sparks conflict

In February, Honduran fishermen in the Gulf of Fonseca protested against the expansion of a prawn farm which has been supported by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).

5 April 2001

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CASE prawn-farm study

The World Bank’s project to improve the integration of the environment in its Country Assistance Strategies has a component to examine decisions made in environmental management which have had significant negative or positive impacts on economic development.

15 December 1999

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Civil society assesses SAP record in Zimbabwe

In November 250 representatives of civil society met in Harare for the first Zimbabwe national forum of the joint NGO-WB SAPRI (Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative).

15 December 1999

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Oil-Palm Watch

Indonesian NGOs, concerned about the spread of oil palm plantations since the onslaught of the crisis, have formed “Sawat (Oil Palm) Watch”.

15 September 1999

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Indonesian farmers criticise Bank project

The Yayasan Duta Awam Foundation (YDA) has conducted a 15 month grassroots investigation of the Bank-financed Integrated Swamps Development Project.

15 June 1999

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Mexico project reveals Bank planning, supervision failings

A detailed paper by Trasparencia traces the history and execution of the Mexican Rainfed Areas Development Project.

15 December 1998

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Oil campaign

Indonesian NGOs are setting up a major new campaign against the expansion of large-scale oil palm plantations in their country.

15 September 1998