Social services

Infrastructure

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India power loan cleared

In February the World Bank’s Board cleared a $210 million dollar loan to the state of Andhra Pradesh, India after the United States Government decided to stop blocking the loan.

15 March 1999

Social services

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Social policy limitations

Bob Deacon, Director of the Globalization and Social Policy Programme (based in Sheffield and Helsinki) criticised the World Bank’s stand on social policy at a recent Overseas Development Institute discussion meeting in London.

15 December 1998

Social services

News

Kyrgz mine spill lessons

A serious cyanide spill at an IFC- and MIGA-backed mine this May raises questions about the Bank Group environmental procedures for mines.

15 December 1998

Rights

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Green project causes plant closure

Bulgarian NGOs are angry about the sale of a major copper smelter to a Belgian company as part of a World Bank environment project.

15 September 1998

Social services

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NGO network on health and adjustment

A new European network has been established to work on the health impacts of debt and adjustment and promote good health policies.

15 September 1998

Social services

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New Education Strategy

The Human Development Department of the World bank is preparing an Education Sector Strategy Paper (ESSP).

15 January 1998

Conditionality

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Trigger conditions explained

A country assistance strategy (CAS) identifies “high”, “base” and “low” case lending scenarios - which one a country initially receives depends on its economic prospects.

15 January 1998