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World Bank Consultations on Conditionality - Submissions from Civil Society


During 2007 the World Bank will be reporting on their use of conditionality in partner countries, in particular the implementation of the ‘Good Practice Principles’ agreed as a follow up to the Conditionality Review in 2005. However, indications to date suggest that the report prepared by the World Bank will be rushed, based on inadequate consultation, and heavily biased towards the World Bank perspective.

CSOs are therefore proposing to compile alternative evidence on the impacts of World Bank conditionality on the ground. This will be based on short (3-5 pages) submissions prepared by NGOs in country. The combined evidence will be compiled into a short briefing for presentation to key donor countries and World Bank staff.

Would you like to contribute a submission from your country? If so, please get in touch with Nuria Mulina at Eurodad - she can be contacted at or +32 (2) 543 90 68. You can find a list of the countries where the Bank plans to have consultation here. As you will see, there’s still quite a bit of information missing but the Bank says they’ll be posting more dates and further information during next week.

Kindly click on the attachment below for the guidelines to prepare the submissions.

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Collecting Stories on Conditionality in Your Country July 2007.doc 40.5 KB

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Is there an 'independent Civil Society in Ethiopia?
Submitted by khodari on Wed, 2007-07-11 20:21.

Nile Basin Society research, conducted by a USA intern there, indicates that there is no such thing as an independent civil society in Ethiopia. Please see:

In fact, I am for conditionality of aid based on human rights, democratic reform, judicial reform and transparency. Without conditionality, most African countries are doomed, thanks to vested interests of old colonial powers and the new one too.


Dr. Nabil El-Khodari
Nile Basin Society

"If the people will lead, the leaders will follow" Dr. David Suzuki

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