Safeguards

Rights

News

Adjustment Directive consultation process still unknown

During the Spring Meetings NGOs had a disappointing meeting with Joanne Salop, Vice President for Operations Policy and Strategy.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

News

New adjustment credit guidelines revealed

Impact assessments and participatory monitoring and evaluation processes will be key features of the World Bank’s new Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC) according to guidelines.

18 June 2001

Rights

News

Financial crises and global slowdown capture IMF-World Bank spring meetings agenda

The global economic slowdown and donor countries’ differing views on what to do about it, pushed issues related to the world’s poorest nations to the sidelines of public debate on this year’s spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.

15 May 2001

Rights

News

World Bank to push for more adjustment lending

A draft World Bank report outlining experience with structural adjustment lending proposes that such lending should be increased.

6 February 2001

Rights

News

Indigenous policy dilution threat

The World Bank’s revised Indigenous Peoples Policy will be released in draft early in 2001 for further consultations.

12 December 2000

Land

News

Bank land reforms contested

A petition to the World Bank on market-based land reform has been prepared by Via Campesina (an international peasants movement) and FIAN (a human rights group).

12 December 2000

Rights

News

Labour representatives meet World Bank

In late October 60 labour organization representatives met World Bank and IMF staff to discuss trade union issues.

12 December 2000

IFI governance

News

Forest and adjustment policy reviews

The series of eight Regional Consultations on the World Bank’s forest policy have been completed.

26 October 2000

Rights

News

China project shakes Bank

The campaign by pro-Tibetan and other groups to press the World Bank to drop the China Western Poverty Project caused a major political battle at the institution during June.

11 August 2000

Conditionality

News

PRGF lending guidance discussions

IMF staff are discussing whether to release for external consultation a draft staff Guidance Note on its Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility.

11 August 2000