A former UN special rapporteur on the right to education questions the World Bank's claim to have relinquished its support for user fees in education.
Two papers by ActionAid International, released at the UN Millennium Review Summit in New York in September, point the finger at the IMF for blocking achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
Minutes of Spring meeting with Tom Scholar and UK NGOs in London
Research by ActionAid International finds that IMF polices present the biggest obstacle to attaining global goals for education.
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In August, representatives of social movements, national alliances and civil society organisations met in New Delhi and issued a statement explicitly rejecting the Bank's strategy for India.
An official review has echoed many external criticisms of the World Bank's knowledge roles, but has buried some of the most important feedback from officials and researchers in the South. A recent study by the World Bank's Operations Evaluation Department found significant problems with the Bank's self-appointed role as guardian and dissseminator of the world's development knowledge, but produced only extremely bureaucratic conclusions which do not match the degree or nature of the concerns expr
Union and NGO commentators believe the World Development Report on services contains an underlying bias towards private provision rather than public reform.
MPs on the International Development Select Committee questioned Clare Short on: debt, PRSPs, PSIA, Bank governance, social and environmental policies, privatisation of services, education and trade capacity building.
The GCE held a meeting 29 May in Brussels on the role of the EU in delivering the international education goals, bringing together Education Ministers from Niger, Guatemala and Bangladesh, civil society representatives and donors.