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Bujagali Inspection Panel Report: Management Response

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Read the World Bank Management Response to the Inspection Panel's report on the Bujagali Dam in Uganda (in two parts): Part 1 Part 2 

Uganda Dam Slammed by World Bank Appeals Body

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Bujagali deal full of risk for one of world’s poorest countries The benefits of the Bujagali Dam project, now being built by private companies on the Nile River in Uganda, have been overstated and its risks understated, according to a 17-month investigation by the World Bank Inspection Panel. Worse, most of those risks fall on Uganda – one of the world’s poorest countries – rather than the project developers. The result could be a project that fails to fulfill the Bank’s “broad objective of sustainable development and poverty reduction embodied in Bank policy,” the Panel stat

Nov. 2008 Letter to World Bank Executive Directors on Bujagali

Thursday, December 4, 2008
November 24, 2008 Dear Executive Director: As requesters of the Bujagali Inspection Panel claim, we are very concerned that World Bank Management does not intend to seriously address the problems documented in the Inspection Panel’s recent report. We found the Panel’s report to correspond well with what we know to be key problems with the project on the ground. Yet the recent response by Management makes it clear that they have no intention of addressing the many problems and failures to meet Bank policy as documented by the Panel. We urge you and the other members of the World Ba

Summary of Inspection Panel Report on Bujagali Dam, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
A summary of key findings from the Inspection Panel Investigation Report on Bujagali Hydropower Project, Uganda; recommendations from civil society on ways forward, and excerpts from the Inspection Panel's report. Compiled by International Rivers Network, National Association of Professional Environmentalists, and Bank information Center. Download the summary

Press statement on AfDB's Findings on Bujagali by NAPE

Monday, July 21, 2008
New Revelations on the Bujagali Project From the Funders Released at a Press Conference at NAPE Offices Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, As you are already aware that NAPE and others have been contesting the construction of Bujagali dam ever since it started in Uganda in the 1990s because of the many problems associated with it. In 2000, we lodged a request to the Inspection Panel of the World Bank to investigate the viability of the Bujagali project for Uganda and its compliance to World Bank's policies on poverty reduction, social, economic and environmental standards. The Ins

Promises for Pakistan

Mustafa and Ann-Kathrin outside the World Bank
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I woke up not knowing what time it was, and not even sure where I was. My watch still gave the time in Europe, and the room was unfamiliar. Finally, it dawned on me: it was five in the morning and I was in a small inn in Washington, DC, walking distance from the World Bank, which would be my target in the next few days. It was Annual Meeting time again. Once I had my bearings, I began worrying whether my colleague from Pakistan had arrived. Three years ago, Mustafa, who lives in Sindh, Pakistan, had filed a request with the World Bank Inspection Panel to investigate a Bank-funded drainage

Comments on Management Response to Bujagali Inspection Panel Report

Thursday, June 20, 2002
Some Notes and Recommendations by International Rivers Network, June 20, 2002 The World Bank Board of Directors discussed the first Inspection Panel Report on the Bujagali Hydropower Project in Uganda, and Management’s Response to this report, on June 17, 2002. The Board accepted the Action Plan which Management had put forward. On the same day, the Bank released the Report and the Management Response to the public (see A review of the Panel Report by International Rivers is also available. At the core of the Management Response is an Action Plan which consis

Internal World Bank Report Reveals Major Problems with Uganda Dam

Monday, June 10, 2002
The planned Bujagali Dam in Uganda violates five key World Bank policies. This is the conclusion of a confidential new report by the Inspection Panel, the World Bank’s investigative body. The Panel report suggests a series of corrective measures to rectify the project’s problems. International Rivers calls for these measures to be carried out before more funding for the project is approved by the Bank’s Executive Board. * * * The planned Bujagali Dam in Uganda, proposed by the US–based AES Corporation, violates the World Bank’s policies on involuntary resettlemen

NGOs Tell World Bank to Reconsider Bujagali Dam

Monday, May 20, 2002
In a May 2002 letter to Executive Directors, 120 NGOs urge the Bank to delay further funding approvals until a report by the Inspection Panel on the dam’s violations of Bank policy is released. They also request a "more realistic" economic assessment of the project, and a release of the project contract in Uganda. Executive Directors World Bank Group 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 Re: Bujagali Hydropower Project Dear Executive Directors, In December 2001, the World Bank’s Executive Board approved IFC and IDA funding of up to $225 million for the Bujagal

Review of World Bank Inspection Panel Report on Bujagali Dam

Saturday, June 1, 2002
Download the review (PDF, 42KB) The purpose of this review is to highlight major findings of the 2002 Panel report, and to recommend corrective action which is needed to rectify the problems documented in the report before the project goes forward. 


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