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Rebecca Harris

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Prosper or Plunder? Extractive Industries' Checkered Past With Development

(6) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 3:36 PM

On Tuesday, September 20th, President Obama delivered the welcome news that the U.S. will now implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global transparency standard for oil, gas and mining. "Today, I can announce that the United States will join the global initiative in which...

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Dirty Loans and Dirty Hands: Is the World Bank Fit to Serve?

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2011 | 6:19 PM

In light of its recent and sizable loans for large scale fossil fuel projects with questionable benefit to the poor, civil society asks, is the World Bank an appropriate steward of international climate finance?

On Thursday, April 14, Friends of the Earth hosted a panel held in...

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Knowledge Is Power: Transparency and Participation Will Be the Drivers of Effective Development

(4) Comments | Posted April 19, 2011 | 12:08 PM

World Bank President Robert Zoellick and civil society representatives recognized transparency as a trigger for citizen engagement and aid effectiveness during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings held in Washington, DC, April 13-17.

Panel events held as part of the Civil Society Policy Forum examined linkages between aid...

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