Water

Knowledge

News

Bank “soul searching” on privatisation

Critics of privatisation are invited to speak at a meeting organised by the Latin American and Caribbean department.

1 April 2003

Rights

News

Public excluded from Bolivian Bechtel case

ICSID has ruled that it will not allow the public or media to participate in proceedings in which Bechtel is suing the people of Bolivia for $25 million.

1 April 2003

Social services

News

UNDP book on Global Public Goods

New book addresses how to adjust the concept of public goods to today’s economic and political realities-includes discussion of governance of the IMF.

1 April 2003

Social services

News

Bengal opposition to Bank-backed water tax

Residents of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) area in West Bengal will be the first to pay a new tax on water.

28 January 2003

Environment

News

Complaints panel finds major problems in Coal India mines

An official report has found that villagers in Eastern India, have suffered harm to their livelihoods as a result of a Bank-backed coal mining project.

28 January 2003

Environment

News

Complaints panel report finds social problems in Coal India mines

A new official report has found that villagers in Jharkhand state, Eastern India, have suffered harm to their livelihoods as a result of a Bank-backed coal mining project.

23 December 2002

Social services

News

Ghana water privatisation disputed by independent analysts

An international fact-finding mission on plans to reform the water sector in Ghana made its conclusions public before the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF.

26 November 2002

Social services

News

Bolivia water latest

Bolivia provides further lessons from Bank-backed water privatisation.

26 November 2002

Accountability

News

Lesotho corruption verdict

Following a seven month trial, Canadian company Acres International was convicted on two counts of bribing an official to secure contracts for the Lesotho Highland Water Project, which received financing from the World Bank.

26 November 2002

Social services

News

World Bank pushed to open up Bolivia water arbitration

The International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, an independent part of the World Bank Group, is set to begin hearings on a Bank-backed water privatisation deal in which Bechtel took over the public water company in Bolivia’s third largest city, Cochabamba.

17 September 2002