The World Bank and Dams Part 2: Dispelling Myths of Nam Theun 2

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Given its fraught dams legacy, the World Bank promised that the Nam Theun 2 Dam in Laos would serve as a new model for sustainable hydropower when it approved the project in 2005. The World Bank has since cited the project’s purported success to justify scaling up lending for large hydro globally. Ten years later, does the claim of Nam Theun 2 as a success story still hold water?

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