Private Sector

Environment

News

Tanzanian authorities attempt to silence activists on Bulyanhulu case

Tanzanian authorities have arrested Rugemeleza Nshala, President of the Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT), and raided the house of another LEAT lawyer, Tundu Lissu in connection with their investigations into abuses and irregularities at the World Bank-backed Bulyanhulu gold mine.

17 January 2002

Infrastructure

News

Ugandan dam approved

In late December the World Bank approved the Bujagali dam, Uganda.

1 January 2002

Finance

News

HIPC not delivering debt relief

The Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) Initiative is failing to deliver debt relief, reports the Financial Times (9/10/01).

2 November 2001

Private Sector

News

MIGA responds to critics

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued a 13-page response to the report Risky Business published by Friends of the Earth and other NGOs this summer.

2 November 2001

Social services

News

New report on Bank’s private sector strategy

The World Bank’s proposed new private sector development strategy is criticised in a response from Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU).

2 November 2001

Private Sector

Analysis

At whose disposal? Institutionalising the market

The latest World Development Report (WDR) places the market at the centre of any institutional framework for development and confirms the Bank’s neoliberal approach to development (October 2001).

2 November 2001 | Briefings

Social services

News

Bank private sector strategy opposed

NGOs have expressed “dismay” at the World Bank’s proposed private sector strategy.

2 November 2001

Private Sector

News

Kyrgyzstanis oppose incinerator

NGOs in Kyrgyzstan have raised serious concerns about plans for an urban waste incinerator to be built by Italian company ITI.

10 September 2001

Private Sector

News

MIGA Attacked by NGOs and Congress

An NGO report has called for the World Bank Group arm which insures private investments to be shut down.

10 September 2001

Private Sector

News

Bank private sector arm under fire from NGOs, Congress

It has been a bad summer for the World Bank Group arm which insures private investments.

10 September 2001