Privatisation

Social services

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Bank private sector strategy opposed

NGOs have expressed “dismay” at the World Bank’s proposed private sector strategy.

2 November 2001

Social services

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Tanzanian user-fees concern

In 2000 the US Congress passed a law requiring the government to oppose loans that includes user fees for basic health or education services.

10 September 2001

Social services

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Basic services: hands off!

French organisations have launched a new campaign for the reform of the international financial institutions (IFIs) and equal access to basic services.

10 September 2001

Social services

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Riots erupt over PNG Privatisation Plans

Police shot student protesters in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in late June.

10 September 2001

Social services

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Workers protest Burkina privatisation plans

More than 1,000 workers from 13 public companies took to the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in August chanting slogans such as “Down with wildcat liberalisation!” and “Down with Bretton Woods injunctions!”.

10 September 2001

Social services

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Bank plans new private sector approach

The World Bank has produced a draft Private Sector Development Strategy.

10 September 2001

Social services

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Privatisation of water not “pro-poor”, NGOs warn

Ghanaian and international groups raise concerns about Bank-backed plans to privatise metropolitan water supply.

18 June 2001

Social services

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PRSPs still promote privatisation

Analysis of four completed PRSPs and twelve Interim PRSPs by World Development Movement finds that civil society groups are dissatisfied with the extent of public involvement and that IMF and Bank influence is weakening government ownership.

18 June 2001

Social services

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The future of public services

A new book examines the privatisation of infrastructure and government services.

5 April 2001

Infrastructure

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Indian power sector employees protest privatisation

More than a million electricity workers protested for a day in December against a proposed bill that follows “World Bank prescriptions” to privatize the power sector in India.

6 February 2001