(October 29, 2004) The oral statement presented by Patricia Adams to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the roundtable discussion on multilateral development bank corruption.
The World Bank has lost about 100 billion dollars slated for development in the world’s poorest nations to corruption since 1946, nearly 20 percent of its total lending portfolio, according to a U.S. Senate committee.
(March 6, 2004) The principle that foreign debts incurred by an autocratic leader do not have to be paid back by a successor government – is back on the international agenda.1 As it stands, though, his renewed interest in the ‘odious debt’ principle lacks a thorough normative assessment.
(February 1, 2004) Last year, presumably in an attempt to clean up its tarnished image, the World Bank produced a glossy brochure: “10 things you never knew about the World Bank”.
(November 5, 2003) A Canadian public lending agency that lobbied in defence of Acres International, the first multinational to be convicted in the landmark corruption trials currently underway in the southern African state of Lesotho, has said it will not bar the Canadian engineering giant from future contracts.
(December 6, 2002) Thailand has admitted it may not have the transmission lines in place by 2006 to handle a negotiated power export from Laos.
(August 1, 2002) Does international law provide a remedy to instances where debts are contracted for purposes of committing recognised international wrongful acts? A contemporary case of the Apartheid Debts
(May 23, 2002) Paper for UK Seminar on Export Credit Agency Reform – "Beyond Business Principles" House of Commons, UK: Recommendations for the Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD) on Debt and Export Credits.
(May 14, 2002) The findings of the first study into World Bank-financed Pak Moon Dam which directly involved local people are soon to be released. Is it, like previous reports critical of the project, doomed to fall on deaf ears?
(March 20, 2002) Protesters in Chiang Mai condemn PM’s Office for failing to talk to them about assistance for people affected by the EDC-financed Mae Moh power plant.
(August 21, 2001) The World Bank later announced there was "insufficient evidence" to debar Acres from future World Bank contracts, but warned Acres this was an interim decision it would revisit.
(June, 29, 2001) Probe International’s report on EDC’s draft disclosure policy.
(October 1, 2000) An authoritative new report about Thailand’s most controversial dam projectconfirms what local villagers have known all along–it’s simply a flop.
(May 25, 2000) Patricia Adams’ controversial National Post article examines the EDC.
(May 19, 2000) Paul McKay discusses the EDC with Patricia Adams, Executive Director of Probe International.