International

Trade

News

Research chief slammed for WTO role

NGOs at the WTO High Level Symposium on Trade and Development in March signed a statement expressing outrage at the way that Paul Collier (Director, Development Research Group, World Bank) chaired the session on “Linkages between trade and development policies”.

15 June 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

IFI governance

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New Bank NGO chief unveils plans

This spring Willy Reuben left a Costa Rican NGO to join the World Bank as head of its NGO Unit.

15 June 1999

Accountability

News

Board approves Inspection Panel changes

In late April, after a contentious internal review, the World Bank Board approved changes to its Inspection Panel, the forum for citizen complaints about Bank-financed projects that harm people and the environment.

15 June 1999

News

Daily Bank press listings

To keep in touch with world press coverage of the World Bank, you can subscribe to the World Bank External Affairs Department’s free daily email Development News clippings service.

15 June 1999

Knowledge

News

Implementing the Bank’s new “Comprehensive Framework”

The Bank has established a secretariat to coordinate work on the Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF), the initiative on donor coordination and integrated analysis launched in January.

15 June 1999

Social services

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Education Now

Oxfam International (OI) has launched a new campaign, Education Now: Break the Cycle of Poverty, calling for high-quality universal primary education by 2015.

15 June 1999

Infrastructure

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Energy policy crunch in July

The World Bank’s energy policy paper will come to the Board on 20 July, following two and a half years of discussions.

15 June 1999

News

Update error on IMF staff

The Bretton Woods Update (March 1999) reported that the 2 social advisors recently appointed to the IMF were being funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).

15 June 1999

Private Sector

News

Elections “don’t matter”: says Indonesia fund manager

Foreigners may not know much about these parties, they may not care much, but at the end of the day it doesn’t really matter who wins as long as the IMF and World Bank are still calling the shots.

15 June 1999

IFI governance

News

Bank health loans fail check-up

The World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Unit recently criticised Bank loans for Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP).

15 June 1999

IFI governance

News

World Bank reports on successes and future tasks

The Bank’s External Affairs team recently published a 14 page document summarising progress during Wolfensohn’s time as President.

15 June 1999