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Bank and Fund figure out Iraq lending

Recent weeks have further clarified how the World Bank and the IMF are planning to…

17 November 2003

IFI governance

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Bank/Fund annual meetings 2003 round-up

Short assessment of key issues and decisions at Dubai annual meeting.

25 September 2003

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The World Bank and conflict

Given the recent discussion on the potential roles for multilateral agencies in Iraq, how does the World Bank operate in post-conflict situations?

12 September 2003 | Inside the institutions

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Iraq and Afghanistan update

The World Bank relocated Iraq-based staff to Amman after one member died in the bomb…

10 September 2003

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Questions raised over World Bank post-conflict work

The World Bank is caught in a new political storm in Cambodia for cancelling $6.3 out of an $18 million loan for the demobilisation and reintegration of Cambodian soldiers. Meanwhile the Bank is criticized for refusing to directly back disarmament.

21 July 2003

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Bank and IMF role in Iraq taking shape

The World Bank is to play a role in drawing up the national budget for Iraq and possibly in managing a reconstruction trust fund.

21 July 2003

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World Bank admits its policies caused war

Review of World Bank's study of the causes of conflict by Joseph Hanlon

29 May 2003

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World Bank study on preventing civil wars

A major new Bank study claims that ethnic tensions and political feuds are rarely the primary causes of civil wars.

26 May 2003

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Iraq - Bank and Fund in no man’s land

The Spring Meetings of the Bank and Fund in mid-April saw sparring between US and European ministers over when and how the institutions might get involved in Iraqi reconstruction. Discussions there and subsequently have focussed on assessments of the economic and development situation, oversight of oil revenues, debt relief and reconstruction finance.

26 May 2003

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Afghanistan reconstruction questioned

Civil society groups in Afghanistan are complaining that the policy approach being promoted by donors is not appropriate.

1 April 2003