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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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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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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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Afghanistan reconstruction questioned

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

1 April 2003

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ABCDcEnsure

A study arguing against a link between terrorism and poverty was pulled at the last minute from the agenda of the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics in response to complaints from a Kuwaiti Executive Director.

24 July 2002

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Bank declaration of human rights

The World Bank president has asked his staff to prepare a human rights strategy, ending a long-standing aversion to engaging in the debate. But how far can the Bank go when its board and legal staff are urging extreme caution?

24 July 2002

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Doing well out of war

The importance of economic agendas in contemporary conflicts has been the focus of a series of recent papers by Paul Collier, Director of the Bank’s Development Research Group.

17 January 2002

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World Bank role in Afghanistan unclear

After the first two donor conferences on the reconstruction of Afghanistan - in Islamabad in November and in Brussels in December - some people worry that reconstruction funds could easily be misused and fuel continued civil strife.

17 January 2002

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World Bank-led meeting on Afghanistan causes concern in Pakistan

By Shahid Husain, Freelance journalist, Karachi, and Charlotte Carlsson, Communications & research officer, Bretton Woods Project

17 January 2002

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After 11 September: Towards a new multilateralism?

The implications for the World Bank and IMF of the 11 September atrocities and their aftermath are as yet uncertain.

2 November 2001