In July, rising transport and fuel prices in Ecuador led to strikes and public protests, and an up-rising by thousands of indigenous people who are also concerned about privatisation plans.
The World Bank’s energy policy paper will come to the Board on 20 July, following two and a half years of discussions.
The Bank is due to decide in the next few weeks whether to support the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline.
In February the World Bank’s Board cleared a $210 million dollar loan to the state of Andhra Pradesh, India after the United States Government decided to stop blocking the loan.
Cameroonian and Chadian groups are appealing for support during the last few crucial months before the World Bank decides whether to support the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project.
A new briefing from the Institute for Policy Studies highlights the Bank’s reluctance to take decisive action on climate change.
Critical findings from a World Bank environmental team have set back the planned approval of World Bank support for the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline.
The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Hydroelectric Project is the largest prospective hydropower project in Lao PDR.
Following NGO scrutiny of the World Bank’s plans to support the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline scheme the Bank appears to be reconsidering its use of IDA (soft loan) money for the project.