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IMPORTANT NOTICE
STWR has launched a new website:
www.sharing.org

This older website is no longer being updated and is due to be closed down within the next few weeks.

All of STWR’s own content has been transferred to the new website, but most of the third-party content currently on the old site will soon be unavailable.

If you have any questions, contact info@sharing.org

IMF, World Bank & Trade

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The failure of the IMF, World Bank and WTO to represent and further the interests of the developing world, through their one-size-fits-all approach, has lead to the collapse of trade negations, widespread criticism of their effectiveness, and bitter international protest. Many countries are rejecting the neoliberal ideologies of the ‘unholy trinity’ with intensifying calls for their reform or decommissioning.

Latest Articles

How Europe cheats Africa
Heather Stewart describes how the EU's cosseted farmers are helping to keep a continent in poverty
Ghana pays price for west's rice subsidies
Oxfam says livelihoods of farm workers being destroyed
Tesco in row over foreign workers

Women fruit pickers in South Africa endure 'pitiful conditions', says report

I'm with Wolfowitz

Liberal handwringing over the World Bank simply reflects a failure to recognise the role it exists to fulfil.

Wolfowitz The Pawn in Global Games

The appointment of Paul Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank has little to do with his personal credentials, writes Robert Hunter Wade

WORLD BANK: Wolfowitz at The Door

Bono and Bill Gates are two of the better-known names who have been mentioned as possible new presidents of the World Bank, though only the Microsoft founder would have qualified, according to the tradition that one of Washington's two multilateral financial bodies is headed by an American; the other, the International Monetary Fund, is run by a European. The announcement that George Bush's nominee is a US citizen was thus no surprise. But there was shock and consternation when the president named Paul Wolfowitz, the former deputy secretary of defence, and one of the prime movers of the Iraq war.

Tsunami, Mangroves and the Market Economy

Devinder Sharma examines the unreported, commercial factors which resulted in the Asian Tsunami of December 2004, exacting far greater devastating than would have otherwise been the case, such as agri-business and the tourism industry.

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