(January 24, 2014) USAID may join forces with Chinese state companies to build a controversial and uneconomic dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In clear, uncompromising language the book explains where progress went wrong and the remedies needed to prevent foreign aid from doing more of the same in the future.
(November 26, 2008) The Asian Development Bank, Chinese banks, and Indian firms are using foreign aid to build a mega-dam in Nepal where experts say an earthquake is likely. Nepal’s Federation of Water and Energy Users says the decision bypassed Parliament, violates the constitution and the human rights of Nepalese. Meanwhile, local micro-hydro operators are churning out cheaper, reliable, aid-free power.
(November 7, 2008) Hundreds of villager continued their protests Thursday over their exclusion from the Asian Development Bank’s emergency food distributions in 200 communes around the Tonle Sap Lake and in Oddar Meanchey province, human rights workers said.
(May 3, 2000) Without market discipline or public oversight, the ADB is a financial and environmental menace, providing a breeding ground for electricity investments that destroy the environment, create poverty, sink Asian citizens in debt, cost taxpayers in donor countries money, and deprive consumers of cheaper, better generating options.
(December 10, 2007) Eight countries have signed an agreement to spend $18.7 billion on roads and railways linking central Asia to China and Europe, Financial Times reports.
(April 19, 2007) A planned survey to check the economic pulse of fishing communities
(October 8, 2004) There is no evidence that the government [of Lao PDR] has the capacity to manage the significant economic, social and environmental risks of
(August 26, 2003) With reference to the attached August 1st 2003 letter from ADB external relations specialist, Bart Edes, to Russell Peterson, NGO Forum on Cambodia, the ADB appears to be refusing to disclose the Se San 3 Hydropower Project Environmental Impact Assessment (TA 3222-VIE) dated February 2001.
(June 4, 2003) The private sector needs to contribute up to 90 percent of a 14-billion-dollar program to economically integrate the six nations that share the Mekong River the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.
(September 6, 2002) Survey warns that hydro dams, irrigation schemes, and tree plantations – in the name of poverty alleviation – can do more harm than good for Laotians whose livelihoods depend upon natural rivers and forests.
(July 30, 2002) Probe’s submission provides a public record of why the ADB’s inspection of Thailand’s Samut Prakarn Wastewater Treatment Project has failed to deliver the level of accountability and justice demanded by affected communities.
(May 12, 2002) The $750 million waste water management project in Samut Prakarn province in Bangkok has been dogged by allegations of corruption and violation of environmental laws since its launch in 1995.
(April 7, 2002) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is reviewing its policy watchdog mechanism after coming under fire for a controversial wastewater management project it financed in Thailand, officials say.
(March 28, 2002) Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Thailand Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra from the people of Klong Dan and Song Klong subdistricts, Samut Prakarn and Chachoengsao Provinces.