Displacement

Rights

News

China project shakes Bank

The campaign by pro-Tibetan and other groups to press the World Bank to drop the China Western Poverty Project caused a major political battle at the institution during June.

11 August 2000

Rights

News

Bank assessment policies discussed

The latest issue of News and Notices for World Bank Watchers discusses World Bank social and environmental assessments and calls for a new “dynamic assessment” procedure.

11 August 2000

Rights

News

Panel Slams Bank On China Project

The Wall Street Journal ran an article on 4 May stating that “the World Bank badly mishandled an anti-poverty project that would resettle 58,000 Chinese farmers onto hotly disputed farmlands traditionally inhabited by ethnic Tibetans, according to a report by an internal bank watchdog panel”.

14 June 2000

Infrastructure

News

Pak Mun Dam Controversy Fuelled

The Thai authorities and the World Bank, the main funders for the Pak Mun dam project, hailed the dam as a big success, but the World Commission on Dams (WCD) recently released a critical evaluation.

14 June 2000

Infrastructure

News

Thai dam compensation demanded

The World Bank should compensate communities affected by the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand, argues a new report by International Rivers Network.

15 December 1999

Rights

News

Bank resettlement policy conversion

In July some NGOs received letters from Maninder Gill at the World Bank seeking comments on the proposed conversion of its Operational Directive (OD) on Resettlement.

15 September 1999

Rights

News

Poverty project endangers Tibetans

In early June the World Bank rushed to defend the proposed China Western Poverty Project from charges that it would disrupt the lives of ethnic Tibetans and had undergone too limited environmental scrutiny.

15 June 1999

Environment

News

Exchange highlights continuing Bank resettlement problems in India

At the half-way mark of the Bank’s controversial Coal India Environmental and Social Mitigation project local groups have criticised aspects of resettlement implementation.

15 March 1999

IFI governance

News

New criticisms of the Bank’s resettlement record

A new official report has criticised the Bank’s record in overseeing the resettlement of people displaced by projects it supports.

15 December 1998

Infrastructure

News

NT 2 Campaign Packet

The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Hydroelectric Project is the largest prospective hydropower project in Lao PDR.

15 January 1998