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Finance

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Response UK Treasury - CAL

Road Maps For Capital Account Liberalisation - Response UK Treasury

10 September 2001 | Letters

Social services

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Child poverty, development targets debated

A conference on child poverty called by British Chancellor Gordon Brown and Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short received strong support from participants including non-governmental organisations.

5 April 2001

IFI governance

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UK parliament scrutinises IMF

In January the UK Treasury released its second Annual Report to Parliament on the Activities of the IMF.

6 February 2001

Finance

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UK government launches globalisation strategy

The UK white paper on globalization - endorsed by the entire UK Government - was published in December.

6 February 2001

Accountability

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Corrupt Bank staff sacked

The World Bank has sacked three staff members after an investigation revealed they had accepted bribes from several Swedish companies in return for steering contracts worth US$900,000 to the firms.

12 December 2000

Environment

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UK MPs scrutinise World Bank

UK parliamentarians held two hearings on the World Bank in November.

12 December 2000

Conditionality

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New UK child poverty initiative

UK Chancellor, Gordon Brown, and Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development, are planning a “Child Poverty Initiative”.

12 December 2000

Rights

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Project office move, new grant

After four and a half years based in Christian Aid’s building in Waterloo the Bretton Woods Project has moved.

11 August 2000

Accountability

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UK companies lead Bank hall of corruption shame

Over half of companies breaching World Bank guidelines on fraud and corruption are British.

14 June 2000

WB/IMF roles

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UK Strategy on World Bank

In March the UK Department for International Development published its Institutional Strategy Paper on the World Bank Group.

14 June 2000

Rights

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Project recognised in networking award

The Bretton Woods Project was first runner up in GreenNet’s Networker of the year award for its website, launched last year.

14 June 2000

Finance

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Brown’s Committee Is “Political Whitewash”

Bank and Fund staff have complained that the Joint IMF-World Bank Implementation Committee (JIC), which has been established to coordinate work on the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) Initiative and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) program is just “political whitewash”.

14 June 2000