Multinationals

Accountability

News

Corrupt Bank staff sacked

The World Bank has sacked three staff members after an investigation revealed they had accepted bribes from several Swedish companies in return for steering contracts worth US$900,000 to the firms.

12 December 2000

Private Sector

News

Let them drink Coke

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a private sector arm of the World Bank Group announced that it is collaborating with the European Union to provide a $23.

12 December 2000

Private Sector

News

World Bank arm seeks more transparency

The International Finance Corporation is to press companies in which it invests to improve the rights of their minority shareholders and make their financial statements more transparent.

12 December 2000

Environment

News

Chadian president spends pipeline windfall on arms

In June the World Bank agreed to back the Chad Cameroon oil pipeline, despite serious reservations from civil society groups in Chad and around the world.

12 December 2000

Private Sector

Analysis

Assessing the IFC: for private gain or poverty reduction?

Bretton Woods Project contribution to compilation of analysis and case studies by a range of NGOs. (September 2000).

15 September 2000 | Paper

Conditionality

News

Mozambique sugar industry threatened

The IMF looks set to repeat mistakes which led to the demise of Mozambique’s cashew processing industry.

11 August 2000

Private Sector

News

IMF Board Blocks PSI Publication

The new buzz word in the global architecture debate is PSI - Private Sector Involvement.

14 June 2000

IFI governance

News

Private Sector Strategy Debated

Leaflets with sharply contrasting views about the International Finance Corporation (IFC) were distributed at the Spring meetings.

14 June 2000

Private Sector

News

Business and community guide

The IFC, in consultation with a number of private sector companies, NGOs, foundations and others, has compiled a draft guide for its clients on carrying out community development activities.

15 April 2000

Infrastructure

News

Chad Cameroon project faces further problems

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.

15 December 1999