Western Europe

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Democratising Global Economy and Culture

The University of Helsinki is organising a conference exploring cosmopolis and opportunities for reforming global governance from 2-3rd June 2000.

15 April 2000

IFI governance

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Blair appeal on global institutions

At the Davos Economic Summit in January UK Prime Minister Tony Blair called for serious debate about reforming global institutions.

15 April 2000

IFI governance

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Treasury Committee supports UK transparency

The UK should be more transparent about the decisions it takes at the IMF recommends the UK’s Treasury Committee in its February 2000 report on the IMF.

15 April 2000

Accountability

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Kenyans reject new WB and IMF lending

The Stakeholders Support Group (SSG), formed by Kenyan opposition party members, lawyers and NGOs, is protesting against the resumption of IMF lending, saying that the government has not made the necessary reforms to stamp out corruption.

15 April 2000

Conditionality

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UK ED quizzed on UK role in Bank and Fund

In October UK Executive Director Stephen Pickford was called before the Treasury and International Development Select Committees for questioning by MPs.

15 December 1999

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Cambridge to London office

Sarah Cambridge has joined the World Bank’s London office to manage the outreach programme in the UK and Ireland.

15 December 1999

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UK ISP still AWOL

Over a year after it was due to come out and after initial consultations were held with NGOs, the Department for International Development (DFID) has still not published its Institutional Strategy Paper on the World Bank Group.

15 September 1999

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UK Parliamentarians investigate World Bank

UK MPs on the International Development Committee took evidence from Myles Wickstead, UK Alternate Director at the World Bank, plus senior DFID officials.

15 September 1999

Rights

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UK committee criticises Bank and Fund over conflict roles

The UK International Development Select Committee of MPs has criticised the IMF and Bank for failing to raise concerns with the Rwandan government about the discrimination and intimidation of Tutsis prior to the civil war.

15 September 1999

Knowledge

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Bank learns European ABCDE

The World Bank held its first Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics - Europe this June in Paris.

15 September 1999

Finance

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Changing names but not spots

The Interim Committee is likely to change its name to the “International Monetary and Finance Committee”.

15 September 1999

Social services

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Lack of commitment for Social Principles

The Social Principles, proposed last autumn by UK Chancellor Gordon Brown as the “fourth pillar” of the international architecture, are likely to prove ineffective.

15 June 1999