Click here to access the article on World Bank’s changes to the BBA website.

Latest Updates

Flawed conditions: the impact of the World Bank’s conditionality on developing countries

Gino Brunswijck Source: Eurodad The World Bank exerts enormous influence over the economies of developing countries through loan conditions, advisory services, technical…

A Response to Klaus Deininger’s Blog Post The World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference: 20 years on

Dear Mr. Deininger, Your recent blog post surprisingly contradicts the prescriptions and policy guidance that your organization, the World Bank, gives to…

An Open Letter to the World Bank on its 20th Land and Poverty Conference

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva Interim President, World Bank 1818 H Street NW Washington, DC, 20433   End the Enabling the Business of Agriculture…

World Bank’s New Scheme to Privatize Land in the Developing World Exposed

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— January 24, 2019 Media Contact: Frédéric Mousseau fmousseau@oaklandinstitute.org +1-510-512-5458 Oakland, CA—In advance of the release of the World Bank’s…

World Bank – IMF Guilty of Promoting Land Grabs, Increasing Inequality

La Via Campesina Press Release: 07 OCTOBER, BALI: At a meeting of La Via Campesina facilitated by Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI) in…

The IMF and World Bank: Aiding and abetting inequality in Asia

by Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development Asia continues to draw attention as the “most important engine of global growth,” according…

Press Releases

An Open Letter to the World Bank on its 20th Land and Poverty Conference

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva Interim President, World Bank 1818 H Street NW Washington, DC, 20433   End the Enabling the Business of Agriculture…

World Bank’s New Scheme to Privatize Land in the Developing World Exposed

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— January 24, 2019 Media Contact: Frédéric Mousseau fmousseau@oaklandinstitute.org +1-510-512-5458 Oakland, CA—In advance of the release of the World Bank’s…

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…

Blog

A Response to Klaus Deininger’s Blog Post The World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference: 20 years on

Dear Mr. Deininger, Your recent blog post surprisingly contradicts the prescriptions and policy guidance that your organization, the World Bank, gives to…

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…