International

Social services

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Bank feels heat on waste incineration

A report launched in June condemns World Bank support for medical waste incineration.

15 September 1999

Environment

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Bank, IUCN sign cooperation agreement

At the end of June IUCN and the World Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize their partnership agreement.

15 September 1999

WB/IMF roles

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IMF mission creep

The IMF, which monitors all its members’ economies through its Article IV consultation process, is not content with monitoring the codes on fiscal policy, corporate governance and monetary policy.

15 September 1999

Rights

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Bank resettlement policy conversion

In July some NGOs received letters from Maninder Gill at the World Bank seeking comments on the proposed conversion of its Operational Directive (OD) on Resettlement.

15 September 1999

Conditionality

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Social Principles limited to crisis situations

The Bank’s paper on best practices for implementing the social principles will be discussed by the Board on 10 September.

15 September 1999

Conditionality

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The IMF’s ESAF: is it working?

In August the IMF produced a “question and answer” paper on its Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

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New Bank environment review

The World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department is carrying out a review of “Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Development”.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

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Access to Bank documents under review

The Bank is about to start a review of information disclosure.

15 September 1999

Finance

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Bank to guarantee economic policy reforms

The World Bank Board recently agreed that the Bank can extend its partial credit guarantee instrument to cover structural and social policy reforms.

15 September 1999

Rights

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Bank/NGO communications strategy assessed

The Bank’s NGO Unit has commissioned a needs assessment of communications strategies between the World Bank and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

15 September 1999

Private Sector

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Int. Chamber of Commerce Partners with Bank

In June the World Bank agreed to step up cooperation with the International Chamber of Commerce to boost the private sector, trade and investment in the Bank’s member countries.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

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Forest policy review delay, IFC scrutinised

The regional consultations that will inform the World Bank’s forest policy review have had to be delayed; they will not start until February or March 2000.

15 September 1999