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Environment

News

Bank Ducks Coal India Release

After a four month delay, Asger Christensen, World Bank Task Leader for the India Coal Sector project replied to Minewatch in May saying that the Bank could not release the mid-term review of the project.

14 June 2000

Rights

News

Panel Slams Bank On China Project

The Wall Street Journal ran an article on 4 May stating that “the World Bank badly mishandled an anti-poverty project that would resettle 58,000 Chinese farmers onto hotly disputed farmlands traditionally inhabited by ethnic Tibetans, according to a report by an internal bank watchdog panel”.

14 June 2000

Infrastructure

News

Pak Mun Dam Controversy Fuelled

The Thai authorities and the World Bank, the main funders for the Pak Mun dam project, hailed the dam as a big success, but the World Commission on Dams (WCD) recently released a critical evaluation.

14 June 2000

Rights

News

Contesting Global Governance: Multilateral Economic Institutions And Global Social Movements

The first full-length study of relations between social movements and the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO has just been published.

14 June 2000

Rights

News

Bankrupt the World Bank!

As 80% of the money the World Bank uses to make its loans actually comes from the sale of bonds to institutional investors (pension funds, universities, municipalities, etc.

14 June 2000

Rights

News

Project recognised in networking award

The Bretton Woods Project was first runner up in GreenNet’s Networker of the year award for its website, launched last year.

14 June 2000

Rights

Analysis

The power of World Bank knowledge

By Michael Goldman * For the enormous power and global reach the World Bank has…

24 May 2000 | Briefings

Conditionality

News

Korean workers lawsuit against IMF thrown out

A South Korean court has rejected a lawsuit filed by a group of labour unions against the IMF for alleged policy mistakes.

15 April 2000

Rights

News

Washington focus for globalisation protests

Activists from across the US will converge in Washington to protest at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings.

15 April 2000

Infrastructure

News

IMF oil price increase fuels protests

Threats of oil prices rises sparked protests in Nigeria in December.

15 April 2000