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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

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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

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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

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World Bank “coopted NGOs”

The Economist (11th December 1999) carried a lengthy article on NGO campaigning on international institutions.

15 December 1999

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15 December 1999

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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

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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

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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

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Bank/NGO communications strategy assessed

The Bank’s NGO Unit has commissioned a needs assessment of communications strategies between the World Bank and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

15 September 1999

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Civil society engagement in Consultative Groups

UK NGO Christian Aid has begun a research project on the role of civil society groups in Consultative Group and Round Table donor coordination and planning bodies.

15 September 1999