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Union complaints on Bank labour standards

The International Federation of Building and Wood Workers’ Unions (IFBWW) has been trying to push the World Bank to insert core labour standard clauses into contracts for works under Bank-supported projects.

26 October 2000

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CASE prawn-farm study

The World Bank’s project to improve the integration of the environment in its Country Assistance Strategies has a component to examine decisions made in environmental management which have had significant negative or positive impacts on economic development.

15 December 1999

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Swiss delegation to Brazil

In late November a delegation of Swiss NGOs, parliamentarians and senior aid officials travelled to Brazil to examine recent World Bank lending to that country.

15 December 1999

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Civil society assesses SAP record in Zimbabwe

In November 250 representatives of civil society met in Harare for the first Zimbabwe national forum of the joint NGO-WB SAPRI (Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative).

15 December 1999

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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

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Confronting Gender Inequities and Political Disempowerment

The Women’s Eyes campaign was launched by women’s movements and NGOs to monitor World Bank progress in bringing its lending operations in line with the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women Beijing Women’s Summit in 1995.

25 June 1999

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Indonesian farmers criticise Bank project

The Yayasan Duta Awam Foundation (YDA) has conducted a 15 month grassroots investigation of the Bank-financed Integrated Swamps Development Project.

15 June 1999

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Brazilian land claim fails

Brazilian NGOs’ Panel claim with the Panel about the C

15 June 1999

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Mexico project reveals Bank planning, supervision failings

A detailed paper by Trasparencia traces the history and execution of the Mexican Rainfed Areas Development Project.

15 December 1998

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Oil campaign

Indonesian NGOs are setting up a major new campaign against the expansion of large-scale oil palm plantations in their country.

15 September 1998