The World Bank Investigations Commitment Clock

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Update Oct. 18, 2011

OK that Twitter post was a practical joke. If you read the post carefully, neither Justin Bieber nor Kim Kardashian announced a hunger strike of any kind as far as Aid Watch knows. We can only fantasize about celebrity activism so bravely challenging the unacceptable impunity of aid agencies. Today’s real story of interest is an Oxfam America update about how the (self) investigation into World Bank-financed Uganda land evictions has so far issued threats to the poor  Ugandans who publicly complained about their homes being burned down. There is seemingly no end in sight for the Investigation Commitments Clock.  

World Bank response

The World Bank (through its subsidiary International Finance Corporation–IFC) finally followed up yesterday on their promise below to investigate — by issuing another promise to investigate:

IFC is committed to ensuring New Forests Company undertakes an independent and transparent review. NFC is drafting a terms of reference that IFC and other stakeholders will validate before the review gets underway.

How would you rate their responsiveness at this point?

UPDATE: Oxfam joins us in our rebel alliance against the Empire.  They kindly overlooked that we neglected to highlight their critical role in documenting the misdeeds in the first place — they did the report on which the NYT based the story.

Below was the original text on this web site:

This clock shows the time since the World Bank promised an investigation on Thursday, September 22 into the charges that they financed a project in Uganda in which poor people had their homes, cattle, and crops destroyed as the project forced them off their own land. Click the image once to reveal clock.

100-101
200-120
350-001
350-018
350-029
640-460
640-553
640-760
640-822
70-410
70-411
70-480
c2010-652
C4040-252
MB5-705
70-410
C4040-250
200-120
400-051
NS0-157
400-201
70-410
070-410
CISSP
400-101
70-411
70-461
220-802
PMP
70-488
MB6-703
70-462
1V0-601
200-120
400-051
NS0-157
400-201
70-410
070-410
CISSP
400-101
70-411
70-461
220-802
PMP
70-488
MB6-703
70-462
1V0-601
2V0-621
070-480
300-115
70-414
70-533
2V0-620
070-461
640-554
100-101
642-999
300-101
C4040-252
MB5-705
70-410
C4040-250
70-461
200-120
70-486
810-401
70-483
70-417
200-120
400-051
NS0-157
400-201
70-410
070-410
CISSP
400-101
70-411
70-461
220-802
PMP
C4040-252
MB5-705
70-410
C4040-250
70-461
200-120
70-486
810-401
70-483
70-417
640-554
70-488
MB2-704
70-480
70-346
PMP
HP0-S41
C4040-252
640-554
70-413
CISSP
1Z0-060
70-346
CCD-410
9L0-422
1Z0-060
70-346
CCD-410
9L0-422
070-486
810-401
HP2-B115
070-461
70-480
HP2-H35
MB5-705
CCA-500
70-486
70-411
70-480
70-346
70-462
70-347
70-412
70-483
70-417
MB2-703
70-331
640-911
74-335
700-505
70-414
810-401
700-501
CCA-500
N10-005
70-243
E10-001
VCP-550
1Z0-062
70-466
200-101
70-489
MB2-701
640-864
A00-211
C_TAW12_731
70-410
70-488
70-461
MB5-705
200-120
C4040-252
MB5-705
70-410
C4040-250
70-461
200-120
70-486
810-401
70-483
70-417
640-554
70-488
MB2-704
70-480
70-346
70-461
220-802
PMP
70-488
MB6-703
70-462
1V0-601
2V0-621
070-480
300-115
70-414
642-874
200-120
70-410
70-488
70-461
MB5-705
200-120
70-486
70-411

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