The fourth week of the drama unfolding at the World Bank over president Paul Wolfowitz’s promotion of partner Shaha Riza has raised more question marks over Wolfowitz’s judgment during his time at the Bank, further calls for his resignation, and widespread recognition of the need to end the fix which sees the president chosen by the US administration.
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The World Bank released a first draft of its latest World Development Report on 'agriculture for development' on 9 April.
Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOs, April 2007
Minutes of press briefing
Minutes of meeting
Minutes of meeting on climate contradictions at the World Bank spring meetings April 2007.
The seventh annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank was held in Cape Town in March.
As part of its commitment to solve the global problems of energy poverty and climate change, in late March the World Bank and the European Investment Bank launched the Carbon Fund for Europe. However the Bank’s recent Implementation of the Management Response to the Extractive Industries Review 2006 reveals an alarming rise in its fossil fuel operations and show that little progress has been made on its environment and development indicators.
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.
Press release by CEE Bankwatch Network, Greenpeace International and Oil Change International