In May Chadian and international organisations called for the World Bank to delay its decision on funding the proposed Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, scheduled for early June.
A study released in April by Hnuti Duha (Friends of the Earth, Czech Republic) and the CEE Bankwatch Network found that World Bank resources “are directly supporting nuclear facilities in the Czech Republic”.
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.
Threats of oil prices rises sparked protests in Nigeria in December.
The oil companies involved in the Chad- Cameroon oilfield and pipeline project have pulled out of the planned deal.
The impact of the East Asia crisis on private infrastructure projects has been comparatively little discussed.
The World Bank is planning an independent review of its power sector reforms in India.
The World Bank has again delayed a decision on the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline after further criticism from NGOs in Chad, Cameroon, Europe and the USA.
A major beneficiary of World Bank-backed power sector reforms in India is US-based multinational company AES.
The World Bank should compensate communities affected by the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand, argues a new report by International Rivers Network.