(January 30, 2009) As Barack Obama’s presidency takes shape, many analysts are calling for a new approach to foreign aid. Iqbal Z. Quadir wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal calling on the Obama administration to stop pouring billions of dollars into state bureaucracies and instead, promote bottom-up entrepreneurship. This, he argues, would be far more effective in alleviating poverty and supporting democracies in the developing world than traditional forms of foreign aid.
(April 6, 2009) The Wall Street Journal‘s Mary Anastasia O’Grady pokes at Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for jetting to last week’s Inter-American Development Bank annual meeting in order to propose a near tripling of the development bank’s capital.<.
(January 3, 2009) In less than a decade, China has spun a web of strategic investments that stretches from Latin America to the former Soviet Union, from the remotest islands of the South Pacific to the huge oil fields of Angola and Sudan. In a range of resource-rich countries, China is diligently cultivating its interests. The Globe and Mail’s Geoffrey York
Grainne Ryder Speech to the World Commission on Dams, Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2000 Thank you ladies and gentlemen for this opportunity to speak today to the World Commission on Dams. The […]
(July 12, 2005) Africa deserves more than the West’s charity. Africa needs a hand up, not a never-ending series of handouts that do little more than play to Africa’s weaknesses and provide the donors with a false sense of gratification.
(March 24, 2005) The African development conundrum: Western donors and aid agencies compound Africa’s problems because their approach is ‘leader-centred’.
(January 14, 2005) The World Bank has announced it would release $73 million in cash to the government of Haiti. For Haiti to get that cash it had to pay $52 million in outstanding arrears.
(June 4, 2004) Companies that pay bribes to African officials should be named and shamed," and banned from participating in further contracts on the continent, finance minister Trevor Manuel has urged.
(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.
(February 28, 2001) Letters of correspondence between Grainne Ryder, Probe International, and Theun Hinboun Power Company General Manager, Mr. Hourihan.
(December 1, 2000) I am writing to urge you, as the ADB Executive Director for Canada, to immediately suspend loan disbursements to the Samut Prakarn astewater Management Project in Thailand and launch an inspection panel investigation into the violation of ADB policies, the contravention of Thai law, and allegations of corruption in connection with the project.
(December 1, 2000) Re: ADB-financed Samut Prakarn Wastewater Management Project, Thailand
(May 3, 2000) With few exceptions, the first wave of private power deals in the early 1990s were for oversized, outmoded, and polluting power plants that the MDBs have traditionally financed.
(May 24, 1999) TIME investigation the wealth of Indonesia’s Suharto and his children uncovers a $15 billion fortune in cash, property, art, jewelry and jets.