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World Bank’s Ranking Programs on their Last Legs

Oakland, CA—As government officials from around the globe descend on Washington D.C. this week for the World Bank’s spring meetings, a new…

The wrongdoings of the Doing Business Rankings and the Corporate Take-Over of Agriculture

March 14, 2018 Source: Bretton Woods Project Frederic Mousseau Under the campaign ‘Our Land Our Business’, NGOs, trade unions, farmers’ organisations, consumer and…

The World Bank’s Fetish For Ranking: The Case Of Doing Business Rank For Chile

On January 12, 2018, World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer revealed that the Bank’s Doing Business Ranking may have been deliberately skewed…

‘The Elephant in the Room’: New World Bank Report Only Confirms Its Complicity In Sucking Resource-Rich African Nations Dry

Source: Atlanta Black Star D. Amari Jackson For more than a decade, the World Bank—the international financial institution that provides loans to…

NOTICIAS Desviaciones en el índice “Doing business” del Banco Mundial

Source: Derecho a la Alimentación El economista-jefe del Banco reconoce públicamente que se han producido irregularidades por motivos políticos Logotipo del índice…

How World Bank unfairly influenced its own competitiveness rankings

Source: Business Standard Josh Zumbrun & Ian Talley | WSJ The World Bank’s chief economist said he would recalculate national rankings of…

Chart of the Week #3: Why the World Bank Should Ditch the “Doing Business” Rankings—in One Embarrassing Chart

Source: Center for Global Development Justin Sandefur and Divyanshi Wadhwa Last week the World Bank’s Chief Economist, Paul Romer, told the Wall…

It’s Time to End the World Bank’s Biased Business Regulation Ratings

Source: Inequality.org After years of criticism from labor unions and other progressive groups, the Bank’s own chief economist is accusing his colleagues…

After 15 Years, World Bank’s Doing Business Report Still Missing the Mark

Source: Bretton Woods Project In October, the World Bank published its 15th Doing Business Report (DBR), Reforming to Create Jobs, noting that…

Civil Society Denounces World Bank’s Scheme to Hijack Farmers’ Rights to Seeds

Oakland, CA—Ahead of World Bank’s release of the 2017 “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) report this month, 157 organizations and academics…

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