The World Bank should compensate communities affected by the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand, argues a new report by International Rivers Network.
It looks likely that the World Bank Group will seek a rare capital increase for its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development arm.
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.
The World Bank is revising its Operational Directive for Structural Adjustment Lending.
A small group of NGOs has begun to discuss common initiatives towards the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Prague next September.
Indonesian NGOs, concerned about the spread of oil palm plantations since the onslaught of the crisis, have formed “Sawat (Oil Palm) Watch”.
On 15 August the Chinese Government arrested three people for trying to investigate the World Bank Western Poverty Project.
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.
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.
Massacres perpetrated and condoned by the Indonesian army have led to calls to halt World Bank and IMF aid programmes to Indonesia.