Middle East & North Africa

Accountability

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Bank and Fund figure out Iraq lending

Recent weeks have further clarified how the World Bank and the IMF are planning to…

17 November 2003

IFI governance

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Bank/Fund annual meetings 2003 round-up

Short assessment of key issues and decisions at Dubai annual meeting.

25 September 2003

IFI governance

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WB/IMF Annual Meetings 2003

Likely agenda items for the WB/IMF Annual Meetings 2003

22 July 2003

Accountability

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Bank and IMF role in Iraq taking shape

The World Bank is to play a role in drawing up the national budget for Iraq and possibly in managing a reconstruction trust fund.

21 July 2003

Accountability

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Iraq - Bank and Fund in no man’s land

The Spring Meetings of the Bank and Fund in mid-April saw sparring between US and European ministers over when and how the institutions might get involved in Iraqi reconstruction. Discussions there and subsequently have focussed on assessments of the economic and development situation, oversight of oil revenues, debt relief and reconstruction finance.

26 May 2003

Infrastructure

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World Bank to back Iran dam

The World Bank plans to back a dam in Mazandaran province, Iran.

25 March 2002

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World Bank gives grants to Palestine

The World Bank has provided US$12m in grants to Palestine to help offset the effects of the economic crisis caused by the Israeli blockade.

6 February 2001

Environment

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IFC Jordon project complaint

On 30 November Friends of the Earth Middle East lodged a complaint on the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s role in the Jordan Gateway Industrial Estate Project.

12 December 2000