Press Coverage

As World Bank Pauses Doing Business Report, Pressure Mounts for It To Be Permanently Scrapped

Source: Bretton Woods Project On 17 August, the World Bank announced that it will suspend the publication of its much-criticised Doing Business Report (DBR). According to…

It Is Time to End the Controversial World Bank’s Doing Business Report

Source IPS By Isabel Ortiz and Leo Baunach NEW YORK and WASHINGTON D.C. , Sep 2 2020 (IPS) – On 27 August the World Bank announced that it…

MCC Could Potentially Shift Millions of Hectares of Land into Private Control, Says US-based Think Tank

Source: Daily FT July 21, 2020 Oakland Institute report is based on six case studies including SL on global push to ‘unlock…

Sri Lanka & MCC: US Think Tank Alerts ‘Land Grab’ by Private Sector

Source: Asian Tribune July 22, 2020 By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune US National Correspondent Washington, D.C. 22 July (Asiantribune.com): The compact…

New Report Asks, Do Land Titles Help Poor Farmers?

Source: Mongabay July 22, 2020 By John C. Cannon A new report by the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, outlines cases…

IMF and World Bank Help Push Through Contentious Ukraine Land Reform Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Source: Bretton Woods Project July 16, 2020 In June, the IMF approved an 18-month, $5 billion loan programme with Ukraine. Facing acute public health…

Global Capitalists Ravenous for Land in Developing World

Source: The Citizen July 16, 2020 P.K.Balachandran Bid to make land “marketable” The latest report by the US-based Oakland Institute shows how…

US Corporations a Driving Force Behind ‘Unprecedented Wave’ of Global Land Privatization: Report

Source: Common Dreams July 14, 2020 by Julia Conley, staff writer “Unfettered capitalism has brought us to this disaster. We must halt…

Privatisation ‘Wave’ Hurts Poor as Pandemic Heightens Risks

Source: Reuters July 14, 2020 Rina Chandran, Thomson Reuters Foundation BANGKOK, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A push to privatise land…

How Agri-Business Corporations Influence UN Institutions

Source: IDN-InDepthNews February 16, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO (IDN) – As Dr. Agnes Kalibata arrived in Rome on February 10, 2020 to meet…

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