Privatisation

Social services

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The challenge of the New Washington Consensus

A new briefing examining the Bank’s reassessment of the Washington Consensus and the influence of Stiglitz’s work at the Bank has just been published by the Bretton Woods Project and Public Services International.

15 April 2000

Infrastructure

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Power company controversy after Orissa cyclone

A major beneficiary of World Bank-backed power sector reforms in India is US-based multinational company AES.

15 December 1999

Infrastructure

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Bank to review India power sector reforms

The World Bank is planning an independent review of its power sector reforms in India.

15 December 1999

Social services

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Bank doubts wisdom of private infrastructure

The Financial Times reported in July that World Bank East Asia Vice President Jean-Michel Severino admitted that the Bank and other organisations had been naive about the benefits of private infrastructure.

15 September 1999

Accountability

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Curbing corruption

IMF policies have exacerbated corruption according to a Christian Aid briefing on new approaches to debt relief.

15 June 1999

Social services

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Little new in IMF/WB pilots

Several of the pilot ESAF collaboration studies between the IMF and world Bank are in trouble, and new countries may need to be selected.

15 June 1999

Infrastructure

News

India power loan cleared

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.

15 March 1999

Rights

News

Green project causes plant closure

Bulgarian NGOs are angry about the sale of a major copper smelter to a Belgian company as part of a World Bank environment project.

15 September 1998

Conditionality

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Trigger conditions explained

A country assistance strategy (CAS) identifies “high”, “base” and “low” case lending scenarios - which one a country initially receives depends on its economic prospects.

15 January 1998