Environment

Infrastructure

News

Chad Cameroon project faces further problems

The World Bank has again delayed a decision on the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline after further criticism from NGOs in Chad, Cameroon, Europe and the USA.

15 December 1999

Conditionality

News

PNG Government avoids conditionality

Relations between the Bank and the government of Papua New Guinea were strained in July by the government’s decision to issue bonds to raise money from the private sector.

15 September 1999

Environment

News

Coal mines threaten tiger corridors in India

Indian NGO INTACH has been studying the likely impact of the World Bank-supported expansion of coal mining in Bihar on wild tigers.

15 September 1999

Land

News

Oil-Palm Watch

Indonesian NGOs, concerned about the spread of oil palm plantations since the onslaught of the crisis, have formed “Sawat (Oil Palm) Watch”.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

News

Forest policy review delay, IFC scrutinised

The regional consultations that will inform the World Bank’s forest policy review have had to be delayed; they will not start until February or March 2000.

15 September 1999

Conditionality

News

Forest conditionality explored

A new paper from the World Resources Institute examines the World Bank’s use of adjustment lending to promote policy reform for favourable environmental outcomes.

15 June 1999

Infrastructure

News

Chad-Cameroon discussions reach peak

The Bank is due to decide in the next few weeks whether to support the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline.

15 June 1999

Environment

News

Bolivia-Brazil Pipeline

The details of ensuring implementation of World Bank operational policies are explored in a recent report from the Bank Information Center.

15 June 1999

Environment

News

New report on problems with forest policy reform

The World Rainforest Movement and Environmental Defense Fund have produced a briefing on the World Bank’s Forest Policy Review and Strategy Development process.

15 June 1999

IFI governance

News

Bank participation in carbon fund in doubt

The World Bank may have failed to secure European financial support for the Prototype Carbon Fund, one of the controversial carbon-trading schemes devised to implement the Kyoto climate change protocol.

15 March 1999