NGOs have expressed “dismay” at the World Bank’s proposed private sector strategy.
In 2000 the US Congress passed a law requiring the government to oppose loans that includes user fees for basic health or education services.
French organisations have launched a new campaign for the reform of the international financial institutions (IFIs) and equal access to basic services.
Police shot student protesters in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in late June.
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!”.
The World Bank has produced a draft Private Sector Development Strategy.
Ghanaian and international groups raise concerns about Bank-backed plans to privatise metropolitan water supply.
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.
A new book examines the privatisation of infrastructure and government services.
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.