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Contents with tag: privatization

12 Apr 2016
US Congress Rep with World Bank oversight demands end to Bank’s unethical water privatization deals, cites Manila’s privatized water

US Congressional Representative Gwen Moore, a Ranking Member of the House subcommittee tasked with World Bank Group (WBG) oversight, yesterday issued a rare letter of condemnation of the WBG for its failure to prevent conflicts of interest from shaping the decisions of its development finance institution, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in its projects in the water sector.

22 Jun 2017
IBON Primer on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
 
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have gained popularity especially since the failure of privatization programs initiated by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other bi- and multilateral institutions. Yet in some ways, they pose an even greater challenge to sustainable and people-oriented development.
 
Rather than privatization outright, PPPs are privatization with added benefits.
30 Apr 2015
Post-2015 negotiations: Are governments passing the buck to businesses?

The emerging consensus on financing the post-2015 development agenda not only holds up the private sector as the engine of growth and innovation, but also promotes private finance as the fuel of development.

3 Feb 2015
IBON Primer on the WTO 'Bali Package'

The package of proposals being negotiated towards and post Bali is obviously imbalanced against developing countries. While some developed countries argue that the global trade system needs "some outcome" from Bali in order to show "progress," it is clearly not "progress" if the changes made to existing WTO agreements constitute an expansion of the failed model, rather than fundamental changes to existing unfair and asymmetric rules.

12 Oct 2013
Into the lion’s den: Confronting the World Bank on privatized water

Corporate Accountability International (CAI) and IBON International joined forces in Washington, D.C. this week to challenge the World Bank Group on its role in privatized water utilities.

14 Mar 2012
Water justice campaigners question privatization in water debate

Water justice campaigners and private water operators argued the merits of public and private water provision in a debate titled “Private/Public Involvement in the Provision of Water and Sanitation Services,” held 13 March during the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France.

14 Mar 2012
Resistance against Neoliberal Reforms: Local Struggles against Water Privatization and PPPs

With the World Bank’s rhetoric shifting to public-private partnerships (PPPs), we ask, is the partnership in PPPs a “meeting of equals,” or is there an imbalance that allows the other party to manipulate the relationship?

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