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.
It looks likely that the World Bank Group will seek a rare capital increase for its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development arm.
The World Bank should compensate communities affected by the Pak Mun Dam in Thailand, argues a new report by International Rivers Network.
The Economist (11th December 1999) carried a lengthy article on NGO campaigning on international institutions.
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A small group of NGOs has begun to discuss common initiatives towards the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Prague next September.
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.
The Bank’s NGO Unit has commissioned a needs assessment of communications strategies between the World Bank and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
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.