Social services

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Population project fraud

A December, 1999 study by Dr. Vineeta Gupta of Insaaf International alleges serious malpractice in the World Bank’s Reproductive and Child Health Project in Punjab, India.

15 December 1999

Social services

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Bank feels heat on waste incineration

A report launched in June condemns World Bank support for medical waste incineration.

15 September 1999

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Bank doubts wisdom of private infrastructure

The Financial Times reported in July that World Bank East Asia Vice President Jean-Michel Severino admitted that the Bank and other organisations had been naive about the benefits of private infrastructure.

15 September 1999

Rights

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Confronting Gender Inequities and Political Disempowerment

The Women’s Eyes campaign was launched by women’s movements and NGOs to monitor World Bank progress in bringing its lending operations in line with the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women Beijing Women’s Summit in 1995.

25 June 1999

IFI governance

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Bank health loans fail check-up

The World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Unit recently criticised Bank loans for Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP).

15 June 1999

Land

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Indonesian farmers criticise Bank project

The Yayasan Duta Awam Foundation (YDA) has conducted a 15 month grassroots investigation of the Bank-financed Integrated Swamps Development Project.

15 June 1999

Social services

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Education Now

Oxfam International (OI) has launched a new campaign, Education Now: Break the Cycle of Poverty, calling for high-quality universal primary education by 2015.

15 June 1999

Accountability

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Curbing corruption

IMF policies have exacerbated corruption according to a Christian Aid briefing on new approaches to debt relief.

15 June 1999

Social services

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Little new in IMF/WB pilots

Several of the pilot ESAF collaboration studies between the IMF and world Bank are in trouble, and new countries may need to be selected.

15 June 1999

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IMF/WHO collaboration

IMF staff have met Dr Bruntland, head of the World Health Organisation, to identify mechanisms for IMF-WHO collaboration.

15 June 1999