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The Struggle for Accountability: The World Bank, NGOs, and Grassroots Movements (Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation)
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/u0022The search for accountability in international institutions is a key topic in today/u0027s global agenda. This work provides a variety of useful and important examples of efforts to increase transparency and accountability in World Bank operations./u0022 -- Dr. Alvaro Uma/u0026ntilde;a, Chairman, World Bank Inspection Panel /u003cP/u003eAfter a history of funding environmentally costly megaprojects, the World Bank now claims that it is trying to become a leading force for sustainable development.

For more than a decade, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots movements have formed transnational coalitions to reform the World Bank and the governments that it funds. The Struggle for Accountability assesses the efforts of these groups to make the World Bank more publicly accountable.

/u003cP/u003eThe book is organized into four parts. Part I describes the NGOs and grassroots movements that are the book/u0027s central focus. Part II presents case studies of four projects that provoked the emergence of transnational advocacy coalitions: Indonesia/u0027s Kedung Ombo dam, the Mt. Apo geothermal plant in the Philippines, Brazil/u0027s Planaforo Amazon development project, and the remarkable campaign of Ecuador/u0027s indigenous people to influence national economic policy that led to their participation in the design of a development loan.

Part III looks at the origins and politics of reform in four areas of broader World Bank policy: the rights of indigenous peoples, involuntary resettlement, water resources, and the World Bank/u0027s institutionalreforms that are supposed to encourage public accountability.

In the last section, the editors discuss issues of accountability within transnational coalitions and assess the impact of advocacy campaigns on World Bank projects and policies. /u003cP/u003eContributors: L. David Brown, Jane G. Covey, Jonathan A. Fox, Andrew Gray, Margaret E. Keck, Deborah Moore, Antoinette Royo, Augustinus Rumansara, Leonard Sklar, Kay Treakle, Lori Udall, David A.

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