International

Knowledge

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Major new Bank report on aid

A major new Policy Research Report by the Bank argues that it is pointless to provide aid money to countries unless they have certain economic policies and a good institutional environment.

15 December 1998

Accountability

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Brazil Congress reviews IFIs

In August a Commission of the Brazilian Congress held a hearing to examine the multilateral financial institutions.

15 September 1998

Knowledge

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Controversy over knowledge development report

Drafting the 1998 World Development Report has proved so controversial that one of its co-authors resigned and the Board asked for changes which delayed its print schedule.

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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SAPRI initiative meetings

Civil society groups in Hungary, Uganda, Ghana and Ecuador met World Bank representatives at national conferences to begin the investigative stage of the Structural Adjustment Programme Review Initiative (SAPRI).

15 September 1998

Knowledge

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Official report critiques Bank poverty strategy

A new report, commissioned by the Government of Norway, reveals that the World Bank has a long way to go in clarifying and operationalising its poverty reduction objectives.

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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Towards a partnership Bank?

A refreshing new World Bank discussion paper frankly recognises that aid agencies are not cooperating effectively, and that mechanisms such as Consultative Groups and the Bank’s internal culture need to change.

15 September 1998

News

London information centre moves

The World Bank’s London office has transferred responsibility for providing public access to World Bank operational documents to the EMIC library at the Department of Trade and Industry, Kingsgate House, Victoria Street.

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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Changes at Bank NGO Unit

The World Bank is searching for a new coordinator for its NGO Unit to replace John Clarke who is moving to the Asia department to become the Focal Point for NGO relations there.

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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Participation Conference

Participation experiences in 20 Bank-assisted operations will be reviewed in an international conference co-sponsored by the World Bank, to be held in Washington in November 1998.

15 September 1998

Finance

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Middle-income country charges up

To halt the decline in its income, the World Bank has raised the charges middle-income…

15 September 1998

IFI governance

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World Bank self-image revealed

This summer the World Bank’s external affairs team commissioned a detailed survey of views about what the Bank does and should do.

15 September 1998

Social services

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NGO network on health and adjustment

A new European network has been established to work on the health impacts of debt and adjustment and promote good health policies.

15 September 1998