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These truths will show you the other side of the World Bank

It’s easy to get misguided by the well-intentioned altruism of global organisations like the World Bank. Starting this week (August 11-17),  teach-ins…

The Hidden Shallows of Global Poverty “Eradication” Efforts

A closer look at how the the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals are being framed and what we must do to challenge…

The hidden hands behind East-West tug of war in Ukraine

News from Brussels on July 28 and from Washington on July 29 that both the EU and US are stepping up sanctions on…

The World Bank and the IMF Open up Ukraine to Western Interests

Oakland, California–A new report from the Oakland Institute, Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine…

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…

A yearly World Bank report encourages countries to undertake extreme deregulation.

One of the problems with neoliberal economic policy is that it’s tough to get countries to agree to it; especially democratic ones.…

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