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.
In late December the World Bank approved the Bujagali dam, Uganda.
The Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) Initiative is failing to deliver debt relief, reports the Financial Times (9/10/01).
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.
The World Bank’s proposed new private sector development strategy is criticised in a response from Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU).
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).
NGOs have expressed “dismay” at the World Bank’s proposed private sector strategy.
NGOs in Kyrgyzstan have raised serious concerns about plans for an urban waste incinerator to be built by Italian company ITI.
An NGO report has called for the World Bank Group arm which insures private investments to be shut down.
It has been a bad summer for the World Bank Group arm which insures private investments.