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IFC decision pending on controversial Haiti free trade zone

The Board of the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s private-sector arm, is in the final stages of approval for a loan for development of the first of a series of proposed free trade zones along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

11 September 2003

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Bank pushed policies likely to cause famine - book

A former Bank consultant has charged the Bank with pushing policies which would have led to the starvation of a third of a million people in Sierra Leone.

8 September 2003

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Bank timid steps on land reform

The World Bank’s Land Policy department is preparing a Policy Research Report on land reform, which NGOs criticise for too heavily favouring a market-assisted approach.

26 May 2003

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Turkey to test Fund independence

A power struggle is emerging over Turkey’s compliance with a host of proposed economic reforms included in a $16 billion IMF loan package.

28 January 2003

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Process for agriculture assessment clarified

At a meeting in Dublin in early November the World Bank discussed the process for its new global assessment of agricultural science and technology.

26 November 2002

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IFI role in Southern Africa famine condemned

A new study from Oxfam questions why, after years of World Bank and IMF-designed agricultural sector reforms, Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique face chronic food insecurity.

17 September 2002

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Bank announces biotech food review

The World Bank’s announcement of a review of genetically-modified crops in Johannesburg met with mixed response - from pledges not to participate to a cautious welcome.

17 September 2002

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IMF boss grilled by British MPs

On 4 July, IMF chief Horst K

24 July 2002

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What was IMF role in Malawi famine?

The worst famine in fifty years has resulted in several thousand deaths in Malawi in early 2002.

24 July 2002

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Malawi Economic Justice Network Civil Society Briefing Issue 16

Malawi Economic Justice Network Civil Society Briefing Issue 16

25 June 2002