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The World Bank’s Sham Conference on Land and Poverty

The World Bank’s Sham Conference on Land and Poverty Friday, February 13, 2015 Every year for the last fifteen years, the World…

On 1st December 2014 the Our Land, Our Business campaign sent the following open letter to The World Bank

Oakland, December 1, 2014 World Bank, Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) Project Team Cc. Federica Saliola, Program Manager, World Bank Global…

#WorldvsBank: a global day of action against the World Bank’s Doing Business Rankings.

#WorldvsBank: a global day of action against the World Bank’s Doing Business Rankings. On Friday October 10 Our Land Our Business, a…

Significant changes made on the World Bank website following the launch of the Our Land Our Business campaign

Significant changes made on the World Bank website following the launch of the Our Land Our Business campaign July 3, 2014 Our…

Press Releases

La Sociedad Civil se une en América Latina para retar las Reuniones Anuales del Banco Mundial

Organizaciones de la sociedad civil, comunidades indígenas y movimientos sociales se unen para retar la agenda neoliberal del Banco Mundial, que ha…

CIVIL SOCIETY ASKS 3 CRITICAL QUESTIONS OF THE WORLD BANK AT ITS 2015 SPRING MEETINGS

#OLOB | www.ourlandourbusiness.org Contact: Anuradha Mittal, amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, +1 510-469-5228 Alnoor Ladha, Alnoor@therules.org, +27 60 853 9810 Joseph Rahall, jorahall@yahoo.com, +232 76 601979  …

CIVIL SOCIETY DENOUNCES WORLD BANK’S CONFERENCE ON LAND & POVERTY

Farmer organizations, indigenous groups, trade unions and other civil society organizations, under the umbrella of Our Land Our Business, call World Bank’s…

Groups demand the U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank to Act to Phase Out Business Indicators

Groups demand the U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank to Act to Phase Out Business Indicators   Tuesday, February 3, 2015.…

Civil Society Rejects the World Bank’s 2015 Doing Business Rankings

Civil Society Rejects the World Bank’s 2015 Doing Business Rankings World Bank’s Rankings Denounced as an Illegitimate Report Card October 28, 2014…

Farmers, Indigenous Peoples and NGOs Take to Streets in Ten Cities Demanding an End to World Bank’s Morally Bankrupt Development

Farmers, Indigenous Peoples and NGOs Take to Streets in Ten Cities Demanding an End to World Bank’s Morally Bankrupt Development Group Will…

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My Home, My Land

My Home, My Land is a graphic representation of much of the Oakland Institute’s work on land grabs. Illustrated by the Institute’s…

World Bank indicators rig the field against farmers’ rights

‘You don’t understand!’ was World Bank’s Grahame Dixie’s rebuttal of the accusation that the Bank bears heavy responsibility in the grabbing of…

The World Bank’s Doing Business Rankings: Relinquishing Sovereignty for a Good Grade

Launched in 2003, the World Bank’s annual Doing Business (DB) ranking system rates 189 countries on the “ease of doing business” within…

What is World Bank’s Business with Agriculture?

How the Benchmarking the Business of Agriculture (BBA) Project Will Harm Smallholder Farmers In 2012, the G8 called for the World Bank…

World Bank ‘Development’ Driving – Not Solving – Inequality, Poverty and Concentration of Wealth

The thing about “international development” is that it’s a bit of a murky, catch-all term. It’s got a good feel to it…

Is the World Bank enabling agribusiness land grabs?

Experts and government officials from around the world have gathered at the World Bank in Washington, DC to chart a course to…