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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

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NGO approach debated

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

15 April 1998

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IMF PR tour

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

15 April 1998

IFI governance

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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

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Sydney Workers’ Rights Push

World Bank officials at a conference in Sydney last November were pressed by AID/WATCH and trade union officials to introduce mandatory labour standards.

15 January 1998

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Bankcheck RIP

The magazine Bankcheck, jointly produced by the International Rivers Network and the Development Group for Alternative Policies, has ceased production after 7 years of informative critical analysis of the World Bank and IMF.

15 January 1998

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Social aspects of WB analysis under scrutiny

A lead article in Development Anthropologist contains a fascinating account of the World Bank’s approach to social issues.

15 January 1998

Infrastructure

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NT 2 Campaign Packet

The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Hydroelectric Project is the largest prospective hydropower project in Lao PDR.

15 January 1998

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Regulating or Freeing NGOs?

The Bank-commissioned Handbook on Good Practices for Laws Relating to Non-Governmental Organisations has been criticised in a report by the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

15 January 1998

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G24 should build bridges with Southern NGOs

A recent paper argues that Southern governments should foster and expand democratic dialogue with NGOs in their countries.

15 January 1998