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Jakarta activists call for local initiatives

NGO activists in Jakarta wrote an open letter to World Bank President James Wolfensohn in February, asking him to meet directly with the people to hear their own solutions to reverse Indonesia’s economic decline based on small-scale, local initiatives.

15 April 2000

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Toolkits for activists on the World Bank

Washington DC-based NGO Bank Information Centre (BIC) has produced toolkits to help citizens more effectively engage with and influence the World Bank.

15 April 2000

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Chad-Cameroon latest

The oil companies involved in the Chad- Cameroon oilfield and pipeline project have pulled out of the planned deal.

15 April 2000

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Bank/Fund videos wanted

Friends of the Earth International, one of the main organisers of the NGO events surrounding the Annual meeting of the World Bank and IMF, this September in Prague, is organising a two day video festival, where documentaries related to IMF/World Bank activities will be shown for a wide audience, connected with debates and presentations.

15 April 2000

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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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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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Useful web bulletins

Bretton Woods Updates are archived on the web. Enter topic names under site search to find articles from back issues, plus more links.

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

Infrastructure

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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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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