The Paris Club communiqu
Draft Notes of WB-CSO dialogue on urban water and sanitation services, 18-19 Nov 2004
DRAFT action points and notes identified by participants to the WB-CSO dialogue held at WaterAid in London on 18-19 November.
Fund irate over NGO claims that it blocks progress on AIDS
A report released by NGOs ActionAid, Global AIDS Alliance, Student Global AIDs Campaign and RESULTS Educational Fund charges that IMF fiscal targets limit spending on HIV/AIDS programmes.
Meeting with UK Executive Director to the WB and IMF, Tom Scholar
Meeting with UK Executive Director to the WB and IMF, Tom Scholar, Annual Meetings 2004, 14 September
Contradictions in the World Banks India Country Assistance Strategy
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.
Challenges to World Bank report on MDG progress
The World Bank has produced a long new report on how countries and international institutions are performing in relation to the Millennium Development Goals. But the Bank faces severe conflicts of interest in producing such a report.
Unions, NGOs react to report on services
Union and NGO commentators believe the World Development Report on services contains an underlying bias towards private provision rather than public reform.
Chadians "mourn" while World Bank and oil companies celebrate pipeline
The coalition of Human Rights Associations in Chad has called for a national day of mourning on October 10, the date of the official inauguration of the Chad Cameroon Oil Pipeline.
Bank nutrition projects ‘wasting resources’, report finds
Save the Children UK has recently released a report called “Thin on the Ground” claiming that the World Bank projects aimed at cutting children malnutrition in Bangladesh, Uganda and Ethiopia had failed to have any impact.
Toxic waste dump or "world-class site"?
A new film points at contradictions in one of the World Bank's Prototype Carbon Fund projects in Durban, South Africa.