International

IFI governance

News

Dams Commission Nears Agreement

The World Commission on Dams, looks likely to start operations this Spring.

15 January 1998

Rights

News

Bankcheck RIP

The magazine Bankcheck, jointly produced by the International Rivers Network and the Development Group for Alternative Policies, has ceased production after 7 years of informative critical analysis of the World Bank and IMF.

15 January 1998

Accountability

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Inspecting the Inspectors

In February the World Bank Board will again review the functioning of the Bank’s Inspection Panel, subject of two new NGO reports.

15 January 1998

Rights

News

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

IFI governance

News

GEF: Gift Horse or Force for Change?

A critical study prepared for a meeting to discuss replenishing the Global Environment Facility, an international fund for environmental, criticises the World Bank’s use of the resources.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

News

NGOWG Restructuring

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

15 January 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

News

Further IMF Review Delay

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

15 January 1998

IFI governance

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

Official Contacts

Official Contacts

15 January 1998