(October 28, 2007) Sir John Bourn, chief investigator of Britain’s public spending body, the National Audit Office, has himself come under public scrutiny for allegations of lavish spending, paid for by the public purse.
(October 20, 2007) The World Bank’s controversial discussion paper on odious debt released last month has been met with disbelief and scorn. A review by Probe International’s executive director, Patricia Adams, concludes that it “is not a serious treatment of the rigorous scholarly debate now occurring over the concept of odious debts.”
(August 11, 2007) The real problem is that the holders of Iraq’s old foreign debt don’t want it subordinated to a mortgage secured by oil revenues.
(August 7, 2007) Lesotho’s action against international corruption in one of Africa’s largest engineering schemes holds little weight on the steep, bare mountain sides above the Katse dam and reservoir. Here, anger against the government is easy to find.
(Augest 3, 2007) Daily attacks on U.S. soldiers, infiltration of terrorists, and mischief-making by Iran and Syria have dominated the postwar headlines over the last two months – creating an image of a quagmire in the making.
(June 13, 2007) The long-running series of corruption trials against leading international construction companies in the southern African state of Lesotho has reached another milestone with a guilty plea from one of the main intermediaries for the bribes.
(May 18, 2007) All that mattered to Mr. Wolfowitz’s accusers was to be rid of him, whatever the pretext or methods.
(May 17, 2007) The resignation, effective June 30, brings a dramatic conclusion to two days of negotiations between Mr. Wolfowitz and the bank board after weeks of turmoil.
(May 15, 2007) More evidence the Wolfowitz accusers chose to ignore.
(May 14, 2007) According to a report by the World Bank’s ad hoc group, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz did violate ethics rules in his handling of a promotion and generous pay rise […]
(May 11, 2007) A blog advocating for the resignation of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz.
(May 10, 2007) “If this is true, it’s disappointing and outrageous. What is the point of giving us time to make a submission if they have already made up their minds?”
(May 10, 2007) The kerfuffle over whether Paul Wolfowitz, the World Bank’s president, behaved badly regarding the contract for his companion to facilitate her departure from the bank involves no large issue. The bank’s existence does. The bank’s rationale, never strong, has evaporated.
(May 9, 2007) A majority on the World Bank’s board, many of whom are directors from Third World countries opposed to president Paul Wolfowitz’s anti-corruption campaign, understandably want him out. But why is the World Bank Group Staff Association so intent on getting rid of Wolfowitz?
(May 9, 2007) Additional time has been granted the World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to comment on the draft report of the World Bank’s ad hoc committee, which was provided to him on May 6.