Friday 24th August 2007
Since reaching the Front Page in
Earlier this week the British Ambassador in
The Ambassador explained that, since his letter to the Director of the INT on the 29th May, a senior British Embassy representative in
So the Ambassador recently wrote again to the
Of course, there is no question that the World Banks Municipal Development Project was plagued with wide-ranging corruption. If that were not the case, this action would have not attracted such high-level and growing support. An important factor has however been the reason for the corruption.
The question is whether the corruption could have been for personal gain, for collective gain, to foster economic growth through unconventional means, or in the pursuit of a political agenda, either domestically or internationally motivated - or a combination of any of these, plus possibly other reasons. It seems that the corruption surrounding World Bank projects in
The latest information from GAP is that, since the 29th March Demand Letter to Suzanne Folsom, GAP has been in regular contact with the INT. In early August GAP sent a letter, reminding the INT that it has not yet formally responded to the demand letter. The INT has however verbally stated that a full investigation in
In September, GAP will be submitting a report on the study it has been conducting into the INT, in parallel to the Volcker Panel, and this
I wish to thank all of those who have written to express their support to this effort and request that if you feel strongly enough to add your comment, you may do so directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.