International

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International Finance Guide

A Citizen’s Guide to the Globalisation of Finance outlines current trends, and examines the recent financial crash in Southeast Asia and the potential for a similar crisis in India.

15 April 1998

Rights

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IMF PR tour

The IMF is holding a meeting in late May in Ghana to explain its strategy to NGOs there.

15 April 1998

IFI governance

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Sibling rivalry: can the Fund and Bank cooperate?

UK Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short told the Financial Times in April: “We are in a very silly situation. The international institutions are meant to be complementary, but the IMF keeps charging around taking other peoples’ jobs in areas where it is not necessarily competent”.

15 April 1998

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WTO protests grow

The Second Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva was marked by protests in many countries.

15 April 1998

IFI governance

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World Bank Plans Profitable CO2 Trading

The Kyoto climate change meeting in December brought together ministers from 160 countries to agree binding restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.

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

IFI governance

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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.

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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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.

15 January 1998

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Official Contacts

Official Contacts

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

Knowledge

News

Are the 2015 poverty targets realistic?

A draft World Bank report examines poverty trends and assesses whether economic growth will be sufficient to reduce poverty to the 2015 targets agreed by donor governments in the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee.

15 January 1998