Even as Union finance minister Manmohan Singh proclaimed the success of liberalisation and globalisation of the country's economy before World Bank officials in April this year, the Clinton

Large foreign debts have forced Indonesia to give in to World Bank pressure and adopt structural economic changes.

SOUTH-EAST Asian and Pacific countries could banish poverty "within a generation or so", suggests a forthcoming World Bank report. South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand are listed in the report as

Northern activists join the South's campaign for equal environmental space for all.

The save the planet bazaar does not deserve to be taken seriously

The chapter on poverty was adopted, but the US voiced its objections loud and clear

PATRICIA ADAMS attributes the current environmental imbroglio of developing countries to their debt crisis, which has been aggravated by loose lending, corruption and anti-democratic policies.

Many economists now argue that nature cannot be the provider of a perpetual free lunch. It's time to account for natural resource degradation while drawing up balance sheets

The government is basing economic policies on rough calculations of the value of trees

Today's neo Malthusians have acquired a fashionable new fig leaf: environmentalism. And Robert McNamara's recent talk in Delhi was an eloquent expression of this trend

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