The Kyoto climate change meeting in December brought together ministers from 160 countries to agree binding restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.
Sydney Workers’ Rights Push
World Bank officials at a conference in Sydney last November were pressed by AID/WATCH and trade union officials to introduce mandatory labour standards.
Shaping your country’s future
Bread for the World Institute has produced a guide to advise NGOs and civil society groups on how to influence the World Bank’s Country Assistance Strategies (CASs).
IFC reviews roll off the production line
Largely due to the persistent efforts of NGOs and some Executive Directors, the International Finance Corporation (IFC-a private sector support arm of the World Bank Group) has unveiled a series of reviews and new initiatives.
Dams Commission Nears Agreement
The World Commission on Dams, looks likely to start operations this Spring.
New Education Strategy
The Human Development Department of the World bank is preparing an Education Sector Strategy Paper (ESSP).
IDA Discussions Start
Paula Donovan, the World Bank staff member in charge of raising funds for the Bank’s soft loan arm the International Development Association (IDA), has undertaken a series of meetings designed to reassure parliamentarians and NGOs.