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Jakarta Post

Development projects must benefit community: CSO leaders

  • Kurniawan Hari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  02:38 am

All governments need to ensure that development projects, including those financed by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, benefit the people, Civil Society Organizations (CSO) leaders have stated.“All countries need to ensure that in every project financed by the World Bank or IMF, the main beneficiaries are the community, not just investors or project developers,” read the statement from the CSO leaders in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday.The communique was issued at the closing of the “People’s Summit on Alternative Development: Voices on Equality and Justice, From the Past to the Future”, which was held in response to the IMF-World Bank
Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali.Ah Maftuchan, executive director of Perkumpulan Prakarsa handed over the communique to IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim on Wednesday during the Civil S...