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.
In February the World Bank’s Board will consider a new Private Sector Development Strategy.
The World Bank and anti-globalisation activists have now traded three rounds of demands and counter-demands since September this year.
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.
In 2000 the US Congress passed a law requiring the government to oppose loans that includes user fees for basic health or education services.
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.
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.
The People’s Health Conference 2000 criticized the World Bank’s health policies for being “anti-Third World”.
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.
Missing the Target reviews progress towards the international development targets for 2015, highlighting the danger that none of the targets will be met.