World Bank Group Timeline
Independent Review of the Sardar Sarovar Project published
In response to major criticism of the Indian Sardar Sarovar dam project in the areas of resettlement and environment, the World Bank Group requests an independent review. The resulting report, known as the Morse Study, finds that both the Indian government and the World Bank Group are responsible for the project’s failures. At the request of the Indian government, the Bank Group will cancel the remainder of the loan in 1993.
June 19, 1992
The memorandum contains a thorough report, including quotations, from the press conference held in conjunction with the release of the Morse report (1662724).
Sept. 12, 1991
President Preston appoints Berger as deputy chairman of the independent review team. Berger was formerly a Canadian politician and British Columbia Supreme Court judge (1780270).
Oct. 13, 1992
The letter, which follows the World Bank Group's release of its response to the Morse report, expresses frustration at the Bank's mischaracterization of the Independent Review's findings (1662724).
Resettlement and Development: The Bankwide Review of Projects Involving Involuntary Resettlement, 1986-1993
Document date: March 31, 1996
The comprehensive study "[aims] at assessing consistency between policy and operations."
P009829: Approved: Mar.7, 1985
The project is part of an inter-state program to develop multipurpose hydropower, irrigation dams on the Narmada River, and irrigation canal networks thereof.
May 5, 1992
The summary of the draft Morse report for President Preston describes the report's general approach, its primary assertions, and a proposed response from the World Bank Group (1662724).