Resources

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

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

World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings 2003