Category - World Bank

  • May 19, 2007

    As the World Bank reels from the Wolfowitz scandal and Tony Blair steps into the shadow of Prime Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown, rumours abound that he is on the list to head up the international loans institution.

  • May 18, 2007

    Staff and critics of the World Bank have reacted with fury to the news that controversial chief Paul Wolfowitz, accused of corruption, will leave at the end of June 2007 with the official blessing of the Bank's Board.

  • May 15, 2007

    Peter Heslam argues that the corruption row surrounding World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz taps into wider issues about money and development. Both the Bank and its critics have much to learn, he says.

  • April 20, 2007

    A Catholic aid agency is calling on the World Bank board to demand President Paul Wolfowitz’s resignation in the wake of his alleged role in securing a promotion and a substantial pay rise for his partner.

  • April 19, 2007

    Campaigners from across the UK will visit all 26 European embassies in London today to protest against free trade deals they say will have a devastating impact on millions of the world's poorest people.

  • April 18, 2007

    A leading UK churches' development agency has said that the Paul Wolfowitz saga would best be addressed by a dose of democracy and accountability in the US-dominated World Bank.

  • March 6, 2007

    Campaigners across Europe are asking their governments to threaten to withhold funds from the World Bank unless specific changes are made to policy and practice.

  • February 10, 2007

    UK chancellor Gordon Brown and other finance ministers at the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations meeting which opened tyesterday in Essen, Germany, must fulfill their two-year-old promise to stop international financial institutions imposing damaging economic policies on developing countries, according to Christian Aid and other church-related development NGOs.

  • February 7, 2007

    International development agency Christian Aid and leading British Muslim magazine, Q-News, have teamed up to host a special screening of Bamako, a powerful film about the devastating effects of World Bank and IMF policies imposed on African countries, at the Curzon Cinema, Mayfair, London on 12 February 2007.

  • December 8, 2006

    The British-based international development agency Christian Aid has called on UK international development secretary Hilary Benn to continue to use his influence to lever more reform at the World Bank.