Rights

Infrastructure

News

Thai dam compensation demanded

The World Bank should compensate communities affected by the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand, argues a new report by International Rivers Network.

15 December 1999

Rights

News

Bank to seek capital increase

It looks likely that the World Bank Group will seek a rare capital increase for its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development arm.

15 December 1999

Rights

News

Indian tribals blockade World Bank Delhi office

In late November more than 300 people from mass and tribal organisations from the Indian state of Madya Pradesh, blockaded the World Bank office in Delhi.

15 December 1999

Rights

News

Bank adjustment directive under discussion

The World Bank is revising its Operational Directive for Structural Adjustment Lending.

15 December 1999

Rights

News

Prague 2000

A small group of NGOs has begun to discuss common initiatives towards the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Prague next September.

15 December 1999

Land

News

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

Rights

News

China arrests project monitors

On 15 August the Chinese Government arrested three people for trying to investigate the World Bank Western Poverty Project.

15 September 1999

Rights

News

Bank resettlement policy conversion

In July some NGOs received letters from Maninder Gill at the World Bank seeking comments on the proposed conversion of its Operational Directive (OD) on Resettlement.

15 September 1999

Conditionality

News

Strikers in Colombia in protest at IMF and debt

In late August Colombian labour unions began an indefinite national strike in protest at the government’s political, social, and economic agenda and calling on the government to declare a moratorium on the payment of its internal and external debt.

15 September 1999

Rights

News

Call to halt aid after Timorese massacres

Massacres perpetrated and condoned by the Indonesian army have led to calls to halt World Bank and IMF aid programmes to Indonesia.

15 September 1999