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Boy baths in polluted river

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Civil society fights Jakarta water privatisation during Annual Meetings in Bali

The Coalition of Jakarta Residents Opposing Water Privatisation (KMMSAJ) calls for civil society groups globally to join them during Annual Meetings in Bali in protest against water privatisation

27 September 2018
Construction workers at work, Tianjin, China

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Privatised profits, socialised losses: European reports call World Bank’s PPP push into question

Reports expose the scale of damage caused by PPPs, adding weight to broader concerns around the Bank’s aggressive promotion of them.

23 July 2018

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CSOs urge IFC to divest from for-profit school chain

CSOs urge investors to divest from private school provider Bridge International Academies; IFC remains investor, despite WDR’s concerns with private education.

27 March 2018

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Analysis

A critical analysis of the World Bank's World Development Report on education

While the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 on education has some redeeming features, it is part of the Bank's longstanding very narrow view of education, and is silent on education financing.

30 November 2017 | At Issue

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World Bank’s approach to education financing

Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings session on World Bank’s approach to education financing, 10 October.

10 October 2017 | Minutes

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World Bank’s cascade into education: Liberia’s public-private partnership

Report by global union found privatisation and corporate capture are obstacles to progress on 2030 agenda. Independent research of education PPP trial in Liberia finds unsustainable costs.

27 September 2017

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Commentary

Back to basics: How the World Bank can finally get education right

A critique of the World Bank's education Development Report's narrow focus. To get education right, the World Bank must go back to basics and focus on funding established national policy, rather than developing it.

21 September 2017
Non-formal primary school in Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: TonyBaker

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IFC investments in basic education: marginalising the poorest

As the IFC increases investments in for-profit, commercial education, CSO RESULTS finds this marginalises the poor and calls on the IFC to enhance free public education instead.

6 April 2017 | Guest analysis

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6 December 2017

CSOs express concern about IMF’s “strongly divergent” social protection approach

Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submits letter to the IMF expressing concerns about impacts of Fund's policies on social protection.

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6 December 2017

CSOs call on World Bank to halt its aggressive support of PPPs

152 CSOs call demand World Bank halt its aggressive support of PPPs, publicaly recognise their significant risks.

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Background

18 April 2017 | Minutes

Learning to Realize Education’s Promise: World Development Report 2018

Notes of the Spring Meetings 2017 session on the WDR18 of 18 April.

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7 April 2017

WDR on governance: paradigm shift or cosmetic procedure?

World Bank’s 2017 World Development Report on governance introduced the importance of politics, but its impact has been questioned.

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7 April 2017

World Bank-funded Kenya company targets complainants

Community representatives involved in a World Bank Inspection Panel complaint have been targeted with a court injunction by a Bank-funded company.

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6 October 2016 | Minutes

Equity, inclusion and education: Examining evidence on low-fee private schools

Notes from a side event on privatisation of education and low-fee private schools, which took place during the World Bank-IMF 2016 annual meetings.

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Background

4 October 2016 | Minutes

PPP civil society strategy session

Notes from a PPP civil society strategy session taking place during the week of the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2016.

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23 September 2016

Uganda to close IFC partner’s schools

Uganda has announced that it will close IFC-backed Bridge Academy private schools due to poor hygiene and sanitation.