Resources

Social services

News

14 August 2003

World Bank pushes private water

The World Bank has reiterated its controversial case that the introduction of the private sector in some areas of Africa would help ease the continent’s water crisis.

Accountability

News

13 August 2003

World Bank launches global fund for indigenous peoples, Sergio Jellinek

The Global Fund for Indigenous Peoples will provide financial support for grants directly to Indigenous Peoples Organizations, capacity building for leaders in the Andean region, and strengthening of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Finance

News

7 August 2003

World Bank asks Bangladesh to slash bank staff

The World Bank, pushing Bangladesh to reform its financial sector, has asked the country to halve the number of staff at four state-run commercial banks.

Accountability

Analysis

6 August 2003 | Reports

Evaluation of the Integrated Framework: Interim Report

Land

News

6 August 2003

Global body to review science in farming

The largest review to date of the role of science and technology in world farming has finally been agreed to by an alliance including the US administration and the World Bank, as well as environmental and development pressure groups.

Infrastructure

News

4 August 2003

World Bank Knew about Enron’s Payoffs in Guatemala

A newly released U.S. Senate report has found that the World Bank and other U.S. taxpayer-backed agencies knew that Enron was paying commissions to a shadowy company to win a contract in Guatemala.

Rights

Background

1 August 2003 | Resource

Addressing the Social Dimensions of Private Sector Projects

Proposed guidance for IMF staff and their corporate clients on how to assess and mitigate social impacts of their projects.

Finance

News

1 August 2003

IMF Report Notes Errors in Handling Indonesia, Korea and Brazil

Article on a report by the IMF's Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF on capital account crises

Rights

Background

30 July 2003 | Contact

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

Rights

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

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.

Rights

News

30 July 2003

World Bank awaits Iraq constitution