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SAPRI Report Exposť Is Compulsary Reading, Says Review
26 July 2007

Letter from SAPRIN Global Steering Committee to President Wolfensohn
16 April 2004

Summary of SAPRI Global Report
available in English and Spanish
April 2004

SAPRIN: No Prescription Needed
"Work with us, donít just criticize, said the World Bank President. But when his joint review with the SAPRIN network showed the failure of Bank-imposed policies, he bailed out, . . . ."
New Internationalist, March 2004

World Bank Recognised Concerns over Policies for Southern Nations
Letter from Members of the SAPRIN Committee
Financial Times, 12 March 2004

PUBLISHED JANUARY 2004
Structural Adjustment: The SAPRI Report
The Policy Roots of Economic Crisis, Poverty and Inequality
The Structural Adjustment Participatory Review International Network (SAPRIN)
  • A devastating critique of structural adjustment policies in developing countries in both North and South
  • The most deeply researched, bottom-up study of its kind, covering a wide range of economic sectors
  • Undertaken with the World Bank and Southern governments

    Now available from Zed Books! (more information)

  • SAPRIN'S LETTER TO WORLD BANK VP
    24 October 2003

     FINDINGS SEPTEMBER 2002:

    THE POLICY ROOTS OF economic crisis
    and poverty

    A Multi-Country Participatory Assessment of Structural Adjustment

     Based on Results of the Joint World Bank/Civil Society/Government
    Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative (SAPRI)
    and the Citizens' Assessment of Structural Adjustment (CASA)

    This report is available in English and Spanish and may be viewed and printed in Acrobat Reader.  If you do not have Acrobat Reader you may download a free version by following "Get Acrobat reader" link in the left side bar.

    SAPRIN NEWS RELEASES

     10 May 2002

    SAPRIN Releases Joint Policy Assessment and Challenges 
    World Bank's Intransigence on Adjustment

    Describes Damaging Effects of Policies and Bank's Failure to Respond

    Bank President Requests Meeting Following SAPRIN Forum at EU and Amidst Washington Protests

    Following a multi-year participatory investigation undertaken with the World Bank and the governments of countries on four continents into the impact of economic adjustment programs, the Structural Adjustment Participatory Review International Network (SAPRIN) released the findings of that comprehensive assessment in mid-April at a public forum held at the European Union in Brussels. Entitled The Policy Roots of Economic Crisis and Poverty, the report constitutes an elaboration of draft conclusions discussed with the Bank in July 2001. (more) (pdf.version)

    Global Citizens' Network Releases Summary of Joint Policy Assessment with World Bank (Executive Summary) (Resumen Ejecutivo )
    16 November 2001

    World Bank Stays Destructive Course 
    Despite Contrary Findings of Joint Initiative

    1 August 2001

    Realities, Myths & Options: The Impact of -- and Alternatives to -- World Bank &IMF Economic Policies in the Hemisphere
    A Public Forum with Civil Society Leaders from Latin America
    Co-hosted by SAPRIN and The Development GAP
    18 April 2000

    Last-Minute Postponement of Ghana Forum
    September 1998 

    Opening National Fora in Uganda and Hungary - July 1998 

    Hungary Forum First of Series to Examine
    World Bank/IMF Policies Around the World

    May 1998


    GLOBAL UPDATES

    Results of Worldwide Joint Assessment of World Bank Structural Adjustment Programs Show Economic and Social Decline on Four Continents
    September 2001

    Report on SAPRIN Activities - May - August 2000

    Report on SAPRIN Activities - December 1999 - April 2000

    SAPRIN Update - November 1999

    SAPRIN Update - March 1999


    SAPRIN PRESS RELEASES

    World Bank Stays Destructive Course 
    Despite Contrary Findings of Joint Initiative

    1 August 2001

    Realities, Myths & Options: The Impact of -- and Alternatives to -- World Bank & IMF Economic Policies in the Hemisphere
    A Public Forum with Civil Society Leaders from Latin America
    Co-hosted by SAPRIN and The Development GAP
    18 April 2000

    Last-Minute Postponement of Ghana Forum
    September 1998

    Opening National Fora in Uganda and Hungary
    July 1998

    Hungary Forum First of Series to Examine World Bank/IMF Policies Around the World
    May 1998


    WORLD BANK ISSUES & CORRESPONDENCE 

    Transcript of meeting between World Bank Senior Management and SAPRIN
    23 July 2002

    Letter from SAPRIN Global Steering Committee to President Wolfensohn
    - Review of Bank's SAPRI commitments and challenge to Bank staff's attempts to distance the institution from emerging SAPRI findings.
    17 April 2001

    Letter from SAPRIN Global Steering Committee to President Wolfensohn
    - Report on the status, progress and achievements of SAPRI.
    30 November 2000

    Outstanding Issues Requiring World Bank Action
    December 1997


    PROFILES

    April 2000

    March 1998


    ARTICLES BY SAPRIN MEMBERS

    World Bank Is Party to Damning Investigation of Adjustment Policies
    "Findings from four continents published in a new book highlight the increased poverty and inequality generated by structural adjustment . . . ."
    - Third World Network, Third World Resurgence, No. 165/166, May/June 2004

    From the Ground Up
    The World Bank turns a blind eye to injustice and protesters take to the streets
    - prepared for WorldView Magazine - Summer 2001

    Adjustment Debate Leaves World Bank Behind
    - prepared for Social Watch, March 2000

    SAPRI Builds Civil Society Alliances to Bring Citizen Influence into Economic Policymaking
    - prepared for the special 2000 issue of Development,
    the journal of the Society for International Development

    I heard the grass(roots) singing
    - The New Internationalist, January/February 2000

    Citizens' Challenge to Structural Adjustment: a Summary of Civil-Society
    Perspectives from the Opening National Fora of SAPRI

    - adapted from an article published in Social Watch, February 1999

    SAPRI/SAPRIN: Energizing Worldwide Movement
    October 1997

    Major Latin Economies Behind as SAP Review is Launched (July 1997) 


    CIVIL SOCIETY NEWS

    The Government of Ecuador and the Indigenous Movement Sign Agreement

    Protest in Ecuador Escalates - Indigenous Peoples and Citizens' Groups Call for Repeal of IMF-imposed Structural Adjustment Policies

    The Civil-Society Network Participating in the SAPRI Initiative Addresses the Government and the Country
    Translation of Publication in the Ecuadoran Daily EXPRESO DE GUAYAQUIL
    4 February 2001

    La Red de la Sociedad Civil que Participa en la Iniciativa SAPRI al Gobiern y al Pais
    PUBLICADO EN EL EXPRESO DE GUAYAQUIL El 4 de Febrero del 2001


    Economic Protest and Civil-Society Protest in Ecuador (18 January 2000) 

    Serious Situation in Ecuador (March 1999)


    COMMON STATEMENTS

    Common Statement of Global Social Movements and Citizens' Organizations on the IFIs and the Management of the Global Economy
    Statement drafted by SAPRIN, Jubilee South and Social Watch. Global, regional and national civil-society network
    endorsements encouraged.
    April 2000


    OPENING NATIONAL FORA REPORTS

    Zimbabwe's Opening National SAPRI Forum - 2-3 September 1999

    Mali's Opening National SAPRI Forum - 6-7 July 1999

    The Philippines's Opening National CASA Forum - 12-13 July 1999

    Ecuador's Opening National SAPRI Forum - 14-15 January 1999

    Ghana's Opening National SAPRI Forum - 10-13 November 1998

    Bangladesh's Opening National SAPRI Forum - 20-22 October 1998

    Mexico's Opening National CASA Forum - 24-25 August 1998

    El Salvador's Opening National SAPRI Forum - 27-28 August 1998

    Uganda's Opening National SAPRI Forum - 18-19 June 1998

    Hungary's Opening National SAPRI Forum - 6-7 June 1998


    EVENTS

    UNITED STATES   
    "From Engagement to Protest":
    Public Forum on Citizens' Challenges to the World Bank
     (details )
    18 and 19 April 2002, Washington, DC


    EUROPE 
    "Structural Adjustment, Economic Crisis and Poverty":
    Global Forum on Grassroots Assessments of World Bank Economic Policies
    (details )
    15 April 2002, Brussels, Belgium