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The Toll of Doing Business on People and the Environment in India

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— October 9, 2018 Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal amittal@oaklandinstitute.org +1 510-469-5228 Oakland, CA—On the eve of the World Bank’s annual…

The Toll of Doing Business on People and the Environment in Indonesia

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— October 2, 2018 Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal amittal@oaklandinstitute.org +1 510-469-5228 Oakland, CA—In the wake of last week’s deadly earthquake…

Collapsed Buildings & Lost Lives in Palu: The Tragic Cost of the World Bank’s #DoingBusiness Rankings

Elizabeth Fraser Last Friday, devastation ripped through Palu, Indonesia as both a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the coastal…

The World Bank’s Misleading Defense of the Doing Business Index

February 14, 2018 Source: Center for Global Development Reasonable people can disagree about the usefulness of the World Bank’s country rankings. But…

World Bank recommends fewer regulations protecting workers

April 20, 2018 Source: The Guardian Unions alarmed by suggestion that deep structural reforms are required to adjust to changing nature of…

A Change in World Bank Methodology (Not Reform) Explains India’s Rise in Doing Business Rankings

February 5, 2018 Source: Center for Global Development While Modi has celebrated India’s rapid rise in the Doing Business rankings, the World…

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The Toll of Doing Business on People and the Environment in India

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— October 9, 2018 Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal amittal@oaklandinstitute.org +1 510-469-5228 Oakland, CA—On the eve of the World Bank’s annual…

The Toll of Doing Business on People and the Environment in Indonesia

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— October 2, 2018 Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal amittal@oaklandinstitute.org +1 510-469-5228 Oakland, CA—In the wake of last week’s deadly earthquake…

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…

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…

Five Western Donors Shape a Corporate Agenda for African Agriculture

Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, + 1 510 469-5228 Oakland, CA—The Unholy Alliance, Five Western Donors Shape a Pro-Corporate Agenda…

Civil Society Comes Together in Latin America to Challenge the World Bank’s Annual Meetings

Civil society organizations, Indigenous communities, and social movements come together to challenge the World Bank’s neoliberal agenda, which has caused massive environmental…

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Collapsed Buildings & Lost Lives in Palu: The Tragic Cost of the World Bank’s #DoingBusiness Rankings

Elizabeth Fraser Last Friday, devastation ripped through Palu, Indonesia as both a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the coastal…

Failing to Address Land Rights Violations Caused by Its Own Programs, the World Bank Launches Its 17th Conference on Land and Poverty

By: Alice Martin-Prével The 17th World Bank “Conference on Land and Poverty,” bringing together governments, academics, corporations, and NGOs, gets underway on…

Why the World Bank Is Missing the Point on Agricultural Development

By: Alice Martin-Prével Agricultural development is central to addressing some of the biggest challenges today: climate change, hunger, poverty, need for rural…

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…

Doing Business the World Bank way will only make you poorer. Not if you are a corporation.

“The World Bank’s true goal is money, power and deregulation,” said Lee Camp on the latest episode of his show Redacted Tonight.…