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World Bank to Fund Destructive Dam Through the Backdoor?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Peter Bosshard

On June 21, the World Bank is expected to submit to its Board of Directors a credit of $684 million for a 1,000-kilometer-long transmission line from Ethiopia to Kenya. Strong evidence links this transmission line to the Gibe III Dam.

World Bank Feeding Repression in Ethiopia

Ben Rawlence | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Rawlence

Donors fear that if they push Ethiopia too hard, it may turn toward China's no-strings money. But continuing to write checks in the face of Ethiopia's increasing authoritarianism runs counter to donors' own policies, which state that human rights are central to sustainable development.