Recent weeks have further clarified how the World Bank and the IMF are planning to…
Short assessment of key issues and decisions at Dubai annual meeting.
Given the recent discussion on the potential roles for multilateral agencies in Iraq, how does the World Bank operate in post-conflict situations?
The World Bank relocated Iraq-based staff to Amman after one member died in the bomb…
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.
The World Bank is to play a role in drawing up the national budget for Iraq and possibly in managing a reconstruction trust fund.
Review of World Bank's study of the causes of conflict by Joseph Hanlon
A major new Bank study claims that ethnic tensions and political feuds are rarely the primary causes of civil wars.
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.
Civil society groups in Afghanistan are complaining that the policy approach being promoted by donors is not appropriate.