(April 1, 2007) An independent multilateral bank watchdog presents its monitor of news and opinion on the Paul Wolfowitz debate.
(March 27, 2007) China, the World Bank’s second-biggest customer, warned that it might halt future borrowings if Paul Wolfowitz did not rein in the Bank’s anti-corruption investigative practices.
(October 30, 2006) The co-author of Advancing the Odious Debts Doctrine addresses how the doctrine can be applied and in which contexts.
(September 1, 2006) Patricia Adams, executive director of Probe International, speaking to the European Commission Conference on Export Credit Agencies and Sustainable Development, 20 June 2006, Brussels.
(June 21, 2006) The evidence of boondoggles made possible by Export Credit Agency (ECA) support – the Three Gorges dam, the Norwegian shipping deal to Ecuador, the Manantali dam in the Senegal River basin, the Bataan nuclear power station in the Philippines, pulp and paper mills to Indonesia, the OK Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea, military exports to Iraq – is extensive and well documented.
(June 20, 2006) Three steps to protecting future generations from export credit agencies.
(April 5, 2006) Exporters will have to identify middlemen and face random audits to detect potential bribes under tough anti-corruption rules issued by the government yesterday.
(March 17, 2006) BAE Systems, Britain’s biggest and most influential arms company, has been ordered to reveal the identity of agents it uses to make secret payments abroad.al the identity of agents it uses to make secret payments abroad.
(April 1, 2005) Possible actions in the report’s Annex 9 are closer to the actual proposals being debated by G7 finance ministers: some additional debt service relief until 2015 and reinforcement of IMF and World Bank conditionality for African countries.
(October 29, 2004) There is an old saying that “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”. Sadly, this is all too true when we consider the track record of the multi-lateral development banks.
(October 29, 2004) “It makes no sense for one MDB to do business with a company that another MDB has debarred because of corruption.”