Private Sector

Private Sector

Analysis

Assessing the IFC: for private gain or poverty reduction?

Bretton Woods Project contribution to compilation of analysis and case studies by a range of NGOs. (September 2000).

15 September 2000 | Paper

Conditionality

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Mozambique sugar industry threatened

The IMF looks set to repeat mistakes which led to the demise of Mozambique’s cashew processing industry.

11 August 2000

IFI governance

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Private Sector Strategy Debated

Leaflets with sharply contrasting views about the International Finance Corporation (IFC) were distributed at the Spring meetings.

14 June 2000

Private Sector

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IMF Board Blocks PSI Publication

The new buzz word in the global architecture debate is PSI - Private Sector Involvement.

14 June 2000

Private Sector

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Business and community guide

The IFC, in consultation with a number of private sector companies, NGOs, foundations and others, has compiled a draft guide for its clients on carrying out community development activities.

15 April 2000

Infrastructure

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Power company controversy after Orissa cyclone

A major beneficiary of World Bank-backed power sector reforms in India is US-based multinational company AES.

15 December 1999

Infrastructure

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Chad Cameroon project faces further problems

The World Bank has again delayed a decision on the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline after further criticism from NGOs in Chad, Cameroon, Europe and the USA.

15 December 1999

Accountability

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Bribes by companies in Bank-funded African project

A dozen major international dam-building companies involved in the World Bank-funded Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) have lavishly bribed a top official on the project, allegedly giving nearly US$2 million in bribes over ten years.

15 September 1999

Private Sector

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Int. Chamber of Commerce Partners with Bank

In June the World Bank agreed to step up cooperation with the International Chamber of Commerce to boost the private sector, trade and investment in the Bank’s member countries.

15 September 1999

Private Sector

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WB corporate governance initiative explained

Ann Simpson, head of the World Bank’s new corporate governance initiative, explained her plans to UK NGOs in August.

15 September 1999