East Asia & Pacific

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Indonesia to host International Peoples Forum vs the IMF & World Bank

Asian movements together with an international group of networks, movements, campaigns and NGOs will be convening an International Peoples Forum vs the IMF and the World Bank on September 15 to 17 in Batam, Indonesia. The Forum will be a convergence of activities and actions that articulate critiques, express protest and assert alternatives to the roles, policies and operations of these institutions.

28 July 2006

IFI governance

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Inspection Panel condemns Bank forestry project in Cambodia

A leaked Inspection Panel report heavily criticises a Bank's forestry management project in Cambodia.

19 June 2006

Rights

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World Bank “pushing big dams” across Asia

Bank upscales its funding for large scale hydro in Pakistan and Inda, fails to adequately assess resettlement in China, and tries to take credit for increased investment in renewable energy and energy investment merely by increasing its funding for large high risk dam projects.

20 January 2006

Rights

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Lao dam: obligations undermined?

A report by Can and Leader analyses the concession agreement for the Bank-supported Nam Theun 2 dam in Lao PDR (Update 45), between the country's government and the Nam Theun 2 Power Company Ltd (NTPC).

21 November 2005

IFI governance

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Bank facilitates illegal logging in Cambodia

According to NGOs, the World Bank has facilitated illegal logging in Cambodia, violating its own operational policies in the process.

10 April 2005

Rights

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Board approves Nam Theun 2 dam in Lao PDR

Bank approves support for Nam Theun 2 dam in Lao PDR despite controversy and strength of international opposition

1 April 2005

Social services

Commentary

The role of World Bank and IMF post-tsunami in Indonesia

The Paris Club communiqu

26 January 2005 | Guest comment

Environment

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Tsunami: World Bank and IMF response

Summary of the World Bank and IMF response to the tsunami

7 January 2005

Rights

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Nam Theun 2: Decision pending serious problems remain

The deadline for the Bank's decision to finance the controversial Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric power project in Lao PDR is fast approaching. However, long-term opponents of the project predict that its environmental and social outcomes will be disastrous, and criticize the current consultation process as fundamentally flawed.

21 September 2004

Environment

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World Bank rewards Cambodian government despite forest mismanagement

Despite its failure to improve forest management, the World Bank has released further funding to the Cambodian government. NGOs argue that this shows that the Bank is not serious about social and environmental issues. The Bank's anti-corruption credentials are also in doubt as it has awarded a contract for forest monitoring to a company with convictions for bribery.

16 January 2004

Finance

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IMF chief backs Asian Monetary Fund

IMF Managing Director Horst Koehler was reported as backing an independent Asian Monetary Fund when…

10 September 2003

Infrastructure

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Company withdraws from Lao dam project

Electricit

8 September 2003