A study released in April by Hnuti Duha (Friends of the Earth, Czech Republic) and the CEE Bankwatch Network found that World Bank resources “are directly supporting nuclear facilities in the Czech Republic”.
In May Chadian and international organisations called for the World Bank to delay its decision on funding the proposed Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, scheduled for early June.
By Michael Goldman * For the enormous power and global reach the World Bank has…
The oil companies involved in the Chad- Cameroon oilfield and pipeline project have pulled out of the planned deal.
The President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, in Thailand in February for the UNCTAD meeting, refused to accept a letter from villagers affected by the Bank-backed Pak Mun Dam.
Threats of oil prices rises sparked protests in Nigeria in December.
In late February two Ugandan organisations sent a strong memo to the World Bank about the proposed Bujagali Dam Project.
The World Bank said in late February that it would not guarantee the billion-dollar Nam Theun II dam in Laos until the government commits itself to significant political and economic reforms.
The impact of the East Asia crisis on private infrastructure projects has been comparatively little discussed.
The World Bank is planning an independent review of its power sector reforms in India.