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April 14, 2014 Lesotho: "Model" Project Drains Health Budget
A new hospital in Lesotho, touted as a model for public-private
partnership by the World Bank's International Finance Corporation
(IFC), is already draining the country's health budget and
diverting resources from rural health, charges Oxfam International
in a new report released on April 7. Cost overruns, high earnings
by the private partner, and clauses imposing additional financial
risks for the government offset the advantages of the new hospital
in improved hospital care in the capital Maseru, the report
Jan 27, 2008 Africa: Footloose Industry and Labor Rights
"The largest investments in manufacturing [resulting from the U.S.
Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)] are in the garment
industry. However, throughout the world, garment industries have
been the most footloose, moving from country to country following
government incentives and low wages" - Global Policy Network
Nov 12, 2006 Lesotho: Anti-Corruption Actions
Search the World Bank's website section on anti-corruption
(http://www.worldbank.org/anticorruption) for "Lesotho" and you
will get the following response: Your search - Lesotho - did not
match any documents. No pages were found containing "Lesotho".
But while the World Bank may not be paying attention, the small
Southern African country has taken the lead in attacking
corruption in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, a giant scheme
financed by the World Bank itself.
Feb 1, 2005 USA/Africa: Textile Meltdown?
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