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IMF “Lending Into Arrears” In Ecuador

The new IMF policy of “lending into arrears”, that is lending to countries in financial crisis with debts owing to the private sector, has been applied to Ecuador.

14 June 2000

Social services

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Education Lending Criticised

At the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal in April, the World Bank announced that it plans to spend more on education.

14 June 2000

Social services

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India Health Review Queried

A short report Inspection or Eyewash? discusses the visit of World Bank officials to hospitals of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) on 8 May.

14 June 2000

Infrastructure

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Narmada World Bank rumour

The Chief Minister of Gujarat has apparently hinted that he is applying to the World Bank for the Drinking Water component of the Sardar Sarovar dam on the Narmada river which the Bank was forced to pull out of in 1993.

14 June 2000

Conditionality

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Imf Suspends Lending To Moldova

The IMF has suspended lending to Moldova because the parliament has refused to allow the state-run wine and tobacco industries to be privatized.

14 June 2000

Social services

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Health Commission set up

The IMF and World Bank will participate in a commission of eminent economists chaired by Jeffrey Sachs on Macroeconomics and Health.

15 April 2000

Conditionality

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Chiluba attack on IMF

Zambian President, Fredrick Chiluba has blamed the IMF for Zambia’s economic problems, saying that the IMF’s reforms, advocated by rich countries, had brought unemployment and a rise in poverty levels.

15 April 2000

Social services

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The challenge of the New Washington Consensus

A new briefing examining the Bank’s reassessment of the Washington Consensus and the influence of Stiglitz’s work at the Bank has just been published by the Bretton Woods Project and Public Services International.

15 April 2000

Infrastructure

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Bank to review India power sector reforms

The World Bank is planning an independent review of its power sector reforms in India.

15 December 1999

Infrastructure

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Power company controversy after Orissa cyclone

A major beneficiary of World Bank-backed power sector reforms in India is US-based multinational company AES.

15 December 1999