Rights

Rights

News

IMF transparency improved

The IMF has outlined a new information policy.

15 June 1999

Environment

News

Exchange highlights continuing Bank resettlement problems in India

At the half-way mark of the Bank’s controversial Coal India Environmental and Social Mitigation project local groups have criticised aspects of resettlement implementation.

15 March 1999

IFI governance

News

The future of NGO World Bank strategy discussed

In October the Bank Information Center held a strategy meeting for 80 people from NGOs and foundations concerned about the World Bank.

15 December 1998

Rights

News

IFC policies confirmed

The International Finance Corporation has finalised its rewording of the Bank’s social and environmental policies to fit its clientele and business cycle, and many of the policies are about to be signed off by the Board.

15 December 1998

IFI governance

News

New criticisms of the Bank’s resettlement record

A new official report has criticised the Bank’s record in overseeing the resettlement of people displaced by projects it supports.

15 December 1998

Rights

News

Mining conference

A World Bank conference this July in Padang, Papua New Guinea, discussed “mining and the community in South-East Asia” but many NGOs known to represent mine-affected people were not invited.

15 September 1998

Rights

News

Green project causes plant closure

Bulgarian NGOs are angry about the sale of a major copper smelter to a Belgian company as part of a World Bank environment project.

15 September 1998

Rights

News

IMF PR tour

The IMF is holding a meeting in late May in Ghana to explain its strategy to NGOs there.

15 April 1998

Rights

News

NGO approach debated

In March the Bank Board discussed the Bank’s approach to NGOs.

15 April 1998

IFI governance

News

IFC slammed by Anthropologists Association

In April Jane Hill, President of the American Anthropological Association, wrote a strong letter to Bank Group President James Wolfensohn and Carol Lee, IFC Vice President and General Counsel.

15 April 1998