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Bangladesh

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) has expanded with ten countries despite a lack of funds. The US questioned the approval of a Bolivia project and resettlement issues were raised on two Cambodia projects.

4 November 2015

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

Six new countries were invited to join the Forest Investment Program (FIP), with a further nine invited to develop investment plans, despite insufficient funds. Potential support for oil palm plantations in Democratic Republic of Congo and industrial logging in Indonesia and Peru were questioned.

4 November 2015

Environment

Analysis

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Concerns have been raised about the slow progress with the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). Ghana, Haiti and Nicaragua's investment plans were approved, with questions asked about the loan/grant ratio, promotion of PPPs, and reliance on funding from the Green Climate Fund.

4 November 2015

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience has invited new countries apply for participation and is also expanding the private sector set-aside to non-PPCR countries. Biodiversity and gender impacts were questioned on a Grenada project and the gender focus on a Haiti project.

6 May 2015

Environment

Analysis

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Indicative funding allocations have been agreed for 14 new Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries pilot countries, however, cautions remained about “unrealistic expectations” about funding availability. Questions were raised about incentives for diesel in a Kenya project.

6 May 2015

Conditionality

News

IMF moved on from structural adjustment?

Concerns in existing and prospective borrower states about the appropriateness and efficacy of IMF-sanctioned reforms under lending and precautionary agreements.

3 February 2015

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

Clean Technology Fund (CTF) funding approvals continue to rise, including private sector projects for geothermal energy. Revisions for investment plans were approved for Nigeria and the MENA region, with Libya added as a new country.

12 November 2014

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

Funding shortfalls are predicted for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), as ideas for potential new funding are due to be discussed.

12 November 2014
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Other news

Knowledge

News

Who’s poor? New estimates of PPPs led to halving of World Bank’s poverty numbers

A May World Bank-led statistical operation has used a new method to estimate purchasing power parities, allowing it to more than halve the estimated number of people living on below $1.25 per day.

6 August 2014

Land

News

Complaint filed against IFC funded Lafarge mining operation

Khasi indigenous people in Indian state of Meghalaya have filed a complaint with the CAO over illegal land infringement by French multinational Lafarge's Bangladeshi cement plant.

26 February 2014

Environment

News

Environment trust fund goals conflict with World Bank

World Bank’s involvement in the Global Environment Facility and Green Climate Fund trust funds criticised.

23 January 2014

Finance

News

Bangladesh to raise VAT under IMF pressure

The Bangladeshi government is being pressured by the IMF's Asia and Pacific department officials to implement its recommendations, including raising the VAT rate, despite opposition from local civil society organizations.

6 December 2012

Infrastructure

Background

Water privatisation management issues

This session featured a discussion on the implications of current water policy reforms that have increasingly privatised and commodified water.

10 October 2012 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

World Bank back in on Padma bridge project?

The World Bank has decided to reengage with Bangladesh's Padma bridge project after it suspended its promised $1.2 billion loan last year over allegations of corruption in the consultant selection process

2 October 2012

Conditionality

News

IMF loan to Bangladesh might slow growth

In early December, the IMF reached a "broad agreement in principle" with the Bangladesh government to lend $1 billion under the Fund's Extended Credit Facility.

18 February 2011

IFI governance

News

Bangladesh minister to World Bank: "Stop dictating"

In a June parliamentary speech, the Bangladesh agriculture minister vehemently attacked the World Bank's role in the country's affairs.

30 September 2010
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