As a "key ingredient" of IMF lending and debt relief, Iraq's government has just presented a new draft petroleum law to its cabinet that could permit up to two-thirds of Iraq's known reserves to be exploited by multinational oil companies under contracts lasting for 20 years.
A report by a coalition of German NGOs finds that Germany extra-territorial obligations extend to its role in multilateral development banks.
Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOs, December 2006
En septiembre de 2006 el Grupo Independiente de Evaluación (IEG, sigla en inglés) publicó su revisión sobre el apoyo del Banco Mundial a los 'Estados frágiles'.
In October the Swedish minister of foreign affairs launched a Nordic trust fund for justice and human rights, and the World Bank Institute devoted its latest edition of Development Outreach, to human rights and development
In September the Independent Evaluation Group released its review of World Bank support to 'fragile states'.
In September the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) released its review of World Bank support to 'fragile states'. The report gave the Bank a mixed review on its effectiveness, but raised serious questions about both the way the Bank is organised internally to deal with fragile states and the system it uses to allocate resources. Researchers and Bank-watchers question whether the review has gone far enough to examine what causes state 'fragility' and what role Bank-led reforms and projects may
In July, as the oil in the IFC-supported Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline finally began flowing a year behind schedule, civil society groups from affected countries and elsewhere presented evidence of destruction, abuse and betrayal.
Highlights of meeting between UK NGOs and Secretary of State for International Development, 18 April 2006
NGO response to the release of IFC safeguard policy documents