Summary of key points discussed at the meeting on 20 September between Secretary of State Hilary Benn, and UK NGOs
Meeting with UK Executive Director to the WB and IMF, Tom Scholar, Annual Meetings 2004, 14 September
This year's Reality of Aid report focuses on Governance and Human Rights in International Cooperation. It was produced by a global network of civil society organizations from both the north and south. The report calls for all actors in the global aid regime to entrench the discourse of human rights in international cooperation.
Highlights from a meeting between Bank president Wolfensohn, Fund director Rato, South African finance minister Trevor Manuel, UK chancellor Gordon Brown, and NGOs.
Highlights of a Fund staff meeting with CSOs to discuss the role of the Fund in low-income countries.
Talk of full multilateral debt cancellation has been in the air since the June G8 summit against the backdrop of the impending end of the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) Initiative. The US Treasury Department is apparently pushing for full multilateral debt cancellation and could announce this at the G8 ministers meeting ahead of the Bank and Fund annual meetings.
Researcher Noreena Hertz, in her latest book I.O.U: The debt threat and why we must…
Despite intensive efforts to implement the necessary conditions, Zambia has been told that it will have to wait even longer for debt relief.
The World Bank's forum on conditionality was held at the World Bank Conference Centre in Paris in early July. The majority of participants were representatives of bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and the Bank.
The World Bank's Operation Evaluation Department released its 2003 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness, finding that the Bank's efforts are hampered by "attempts to transplant policies and institutions without adequate analysis of the context".