International

IFI governance

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Good Governance for BWIs

The IMF and World Bank should reform their constitutional rules and decision-making procedures and practices if they are to achieve the standard of good governance they themselves have defined for borrowing members.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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Forest Policy Reviews

The World Bank has agreed to carry out a forest policy implementation review followed by a Forest Sector Strategy review over the next few months.

15 January 1998

Rights

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Social aspects of WB analysis under scrutiny

A lead article in Development Anthropologist contains a fascinating account of the World Bank’s approach to social issues.

15 January 1998

Rights

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G24 should build bridges with Southern NGOs

A recent paper argues that Southern governments should foster and expand democratic dialogue with NGOs in their countries.

15 January 1998

Finance

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IMF criticism grows as S. E. Asia Crisis Worsens

Doubts about the IMF’s capacity to deal with international currency problems are mounting as the South East Asian crisis worsens despite the IMF’s bail-out efforts.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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NGOWG Restructuring

The NGO World Bank Working Group is in the process of restructuring to become more regional and more representative.

15 January 1998

Finance

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Aiding banks or people?

The IMF’s interventions have again raised discussions of who bears the burden of financial crises.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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Further IMF Review Delay

The external ESAF review has been delayed again for the consultants to finalise their report.

15 January 1998

Finance

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US NGOs battle to stop quota funds

The 50 Years is Enough alliance of NGOs took to Washington’s streets in January to protest about US funding for the IMF and its bailout of the Asian economies.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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Counter Summit Plans

The world’s richest countries’ annual summit will take place in Birmingham, UK, this year from 15-17 May.

15 January 1998

Finance

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IMF creates new loans to help with financial crises

The IMF has established the Supplemental Reserve Facility (SRF) to provide extra resources to countries with balance of payments problems caused by rapid capital outflows such as those experienced in South East Asia.

15 January 1998

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Official Contacts

Official Contacts

15 January 1998