Resources

Trade

Analysis

30 July 2003 | Briefings

Harmonisation and coherence: White knights or Trojan horses?, Jeff Powell

In recent months, the World Bank has been leading the charge to increase the harmonisation of donor policies and further coherence between the Bank, the IMF and the WTO.

Accountability

Analysis

30 July 2003 | Briefings

Iraq: on whose behalf?

There is an obligation on the international community, and in particular on the USA and UK governments as occupying powers, to ensure that the reconstruction efforts are carried out for the benefit of the Iraqi people. The goal of reconstruction should be to ensure the effective protection and realization of all human rights for all Iraqis. Iraqis themselves, ideally through representative institutions, ought to make decisions on rebuilding, on foreign investment, and on the selling of state ass

Accountability

Background

30 July 2003 | Contact

Slides of Bank Board presentation on Iraq available from the Bretton Woods Project

Private Sector

News

29 July 2003

Enron Used World Bank to Avoid Taxes, Get Guatemalan Contract

Enron Corp. used World Bank and U.S. government agency funds to make at least $17 million in "questionable" payments to a group of Guatemalan businessmen who helped win approval for the first power plant in Central America for what became the world's biggest energy trader, a U.S. Senate investigation found.

Finance

Background

28 July 2003 | Contact

Action for Economic Reforms

An activist policy group in the Philippines

IFI governance

Analysis

25 July 2003 | Paper

Enhancing the Voice of Developing and Transition Countries at the World Bank

Issue paper for a discussion by World Bank Executive Directors on increasing the voice of developing countries.

IFI governance

Background

22 July 2003 | Resource

Who is the IMF?

Profiles of IMF staff members.

Rights

Background

22 July 2003 | Resource

IFC photo contest website

IFI governance

Background

22 July 2003

World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings 2003

Accountability

Analysis

21 July 2003 | Reports

World Bank: Important Steps Taken on Internal Control but Additional Assessments Should Be Made

General Accounting Office report on World Bank Groups internal controls which ensure that funds are used as they are intended.

Rights

Analysis

21 July 2003 | Reports

Human rights on the line

Environment

Analysis

21 July 2003 | Reports

Environmental Impact Assessment, Baku-Ceyhan pipeline