Resources

Finance

News

7 October 2003

India gives $ 1 billion for an IMF in Asia

Trade

News

2 October 2003

Critics call IMF, World Bank, WTO ‘hidden culprits’

Finance

News

2 October 2003

The painful reality the IMF ignores

Environment

Analysis

2 October 2003 | Reports

Monitor Group report on Borjomi mineral water company

The Monitor Group consultancy report on the impact of the BTC pipeline on the Georgia mineral water sector.

Environment

News

2 October 2003 | Letters

Danone letter to the Georgian Glass and Mineral Water Company

Letter explaining Danone decision to pull out of potential investment because of concerns about oil pipeline routing.

Social services

Commentary

1 October 2003 | Guest comment

World Development Report 2004 – Making services work for poor people?, Brendan Martin

Published on 21 September, the World Bank's World Development Report 2004 (WDR) focuses on health, education, water, sanitation and electricity services. Brendan Martin analyses this year's Report.

Social services

Commentary

1 October 2003 | Guest comment

Review of the 2004 World Development Report, Tim Kessler

On September 21, 2003, the World Bank unveiled its annual flagship publication, the 2004 World Development Report, entitled “Making Services Work for Poor People”. The WDR's main premise is that basic services - primary education, basic health care, water and electricity services - fail to reach the poor because too many governments lack sound and representative institutions of governance. Ironically, the report expresses strong confidence in the ability of these same unaccountable g

Rights

News

1 October 2003

World Bank responds to environmentalists, Tad Walch

The World Bank isn't the monster it is portrayed to be by environmental groups, according to a study co-authored by a Brigham Young University professor.

Conditionality

News

1 October 2003

Brazil, Argentina and the IMF: hard or soft

IFI governance

News

1 October 2003

Too soft, too open, too democratic?

Knowledge

Analysis

29 September 2003 | Briefings

Le savoir de la Banque: science infuse ou vrai d

French version of 'Blinding with science or encouraging knowledge?', a briefing looking at how World Bank policies determine countries' poverty reduction strategies

Finance

News

26 September 2003

IMF, Bank move into Middle East – too fast?