04/05/2005
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As the Asian Development Bank (ADB) holds its 38th Annual Governors Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on May 4-6, 2005, Focus on the Global South releases its latest publication, The ADB and Policy (Mis)governance in Asia. This dossier puts togethereleven articles, each tackling important aspects of institutional and policy governance of the Bank. This packet also contains statements on ADB policies from movements, ADB watchers, civil society groups and social critics.

We invite you to read these articles and delve deeper into the issues.

Contact details of the authors are found at the back page to enable readers to get in touch with them directly. We also invite readers to use the information from this dossier to raise crucial issues to the ADB and its officials.

 

Contents

 

Failure to Deliver? The ADB’s Policies, Projects and Governance

SHALMALI GUTTAL

 

Private Power Failure

NEPOMUCENO MALALUAN & JENINA JOY CHAVEZ

 

An Ominous Alliance: The ADB-Philippines Development Partnership

MARY ANN MANAHAN AND JENINA JOY CHAVEZ

 

New Country, Old Tricks: The ADB in East Timor

LAO HAMUTUK

 

Playing God in God’s Own Country?: The ADB in the Indian State of Kerala

K RAVI RAMAN

 

Saving the Tonle Sap Lake the ADB Way: Building a Large-Scale Modern

Harbour, the “Gateway” to Environmental and Social Ruin

SUGITA RENA

 

Sizing up the Grid: How the Mekong Power Grid Compares Against

the Policies of the ABD

INTERNATIONAL RIVERS NETWORK

 

Corruption and the ADB

BRUCE M. RICH

 

When Things Fall Apart

MUSHTAQ GAADI

 

Right to Information and Right to be Informed

GURURAJA BUDHYA

 

Accountability at the ADB?: A Critical Analysis of the Asian Development

Bank’s New Accountability Mechanism

FUKUDA KENJI

 

STATEMENTS

On the Public Communication Policy

On the Accountability Mechanism

On the Sector Policies: Forest and Water

On the Annual Governors’ Meetings