Education

Conditionality

News

On the road to “Qatar-naskis”

G8 leaders put terrorism, NEPAD and education on the agenda for the June summit in Western Canada. Activists organize a parallel summit in Calgary and a “solidarity village” in Kananaskis. Meanwhile, African NGOs criticize NEPAD as a re-hashing of neo-liberalism.

8 May 2002

Infrastructure

News

Bank plans private sector shake-up

In February the World Bank’s Board will consider a new Private Sector Development Strategy.

17 January 2002

Rights

News

Critics respond to Bank demands

The World Bank and anti-globalisation activists have now traded three rounds of demands and counter-demands since September this year.

17 January 2002

Social services

News

World Bank rethinks higher education

The World Bank sent a delegation to UNESCO’s conference on higher education in Paris in October, led by Maris O’Rouke, Director of the Human Development Network Education Group.

2 November 2001

Social services

News

Tanzanian user-fees concern

In 2000 the US Congress passed a law requiring the government to oppose loans that includes user fees for basic health or education services.

10 September 2001

Conditionality

News

Social sectors bear brunt of Argentine austerity programme

The crisis in Argentina deepened in March after three ministers, including the Education and Economy Ministers, resigned after the government agreed a new austerity programme with the IMF.

5 April 2001

Social services

News

Child poverty, development targets debated

A conference on child poverty called by British Chancellor Gordon Brown and Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short received strong support from participants including non-governmental organisations.

5 April 2001

Finance

News

Health policy attacked

The People’s Health Conference 2000 criticized the World Bank’s health policies for being “anti-Third World”.

6 February 2001

Conditionality

News

US rejects user fees

The US government has been forced to adopt legislation requiring it to oppose IMF and WB loans, which contain conditions for the imposition of user fees for primary education or primary health care.

12 December 2000

Finance

News

Oxfam report on poverty targets

Missing the Target reviews progress towards the international development targets for 2015, highlighting the danger that none of the targets will be met.

11 August 2000