NGOs have achieved some changes to the World Bank’s Extractive Industries Review but feel that problems remain. Their determination to change the Bank’s approach to oil, gas and mining is shown by a new campaign launched in France.
25 March 2002
The heads of six major international institutions met to discuss their roles in trade policy formulation. They agreed that the World Bank should play a “lead role”, ensuring that trade policy reform is a major part of PRSPs. NGOs released a statement of concern about official approaches to trade policy capacity building, but donors allocated more money.