Rudolf Amenga-Etego of GrassrootsAfrica comments that the Ghanaian government must re-prioritise the national budget in favour of the water sector. However, this will only be possible if the international financial institutions are restrained.
A report released by NGOs ActionAid, Global AIDS Alliance, Student Global AIDs Campaign and RESULTS Educational Fund charges that IMF fiscal targets limit spending on HIV/AIDS programmes.
The World Bank's board of directors have just approved an investment guarantee for the US$590 million West Africa gas pipeline (WAGP). Civil society organisations in the region have focussed their concerns on violence and instability in the oil and gas communities of Nigeria’s Niger Delta, and the negative effects of gas flaring.
The Bank’s claim that the Chad-Cameroon oil and pipeline project proves that petro-dollars can benefit the poor is undermined by the claims of local communities and NGOs who cite numerous examples of violations of social and environmental safeguards.
Civil society organisations globally have stepped up their campaign against the International Finance Corporation's process to overhaul its safeguard policies.
The latest soundbite from Bank president James Wolfensohn has to be read to be believed.
A panel was held with southern country officials to discuss the democratic deficit at the World Bank and IMF.
UNCTAD has launched a fourth report on economic development in Africa.
In August, the World Bank approved a $103 million loan for the privatisation of Ghana's…
The Bank's new country director for Mozambique and Angola, Michael Baxter appears hesitant to tackle…
A new book by Graham Harrison at the University of Sheffield examines the role of the World Bank in constructing "governance states" in Africa.
The Analytical Trust Fund for sub-Saharan executive directors at the Bank and Fund will hold its inaugural steering committee meeting in September.