Press Coverage

The wrongdoings of the Doing Business Rankings and the Corporate Take-Over of Agriculture

Source: Bretton Woods Project March 14, 2018 Frederic Mousseau Under the campaign ‘Our Land Our Business’, NGOs, trade unions, farmers’ organisations, consumer and…

The Elephant in the Room’: New World Bank Report Only Confirms Its Complicity In Sucking Resource-Rich African Nations Dry

Source: Atlanta Black Star February 16, 2018 D. Amari Jackson For more than a decade, the World Bank—the international financial institution that…

It’s Time to End the World Bank’s Biased Business Regulation Ratings

Source: Inequality.org January 18, 2018 After years of criticism from labor unions and other progressive groups, the Bank’s own chief economist is…

Chart of the Week #3: Why the World Bank Should Ditch the “Doing Business” Rankings—in One Embarrassing Chart

Source: Center for Global Development January 18, 2018 Justin Sandefur and Divyanshi Wadhwa Last week the World Bank’s Chief Economist, Paul Romer,…

How World Bank Unfairly Influenced its Own Competitiveness Rankings

Source: Business Standard January 13, 2018 Josh Zumbrun & Ian Talley | WSJ The World Bank’s chief economist said he would recalculate…

After 15 Years, World Bank’s Doing Business Report Still Missing the Mark

Source: Bretton Woods Project December 7, 2017 In October, the World Bank published its 15th Doing Business Report (DBR), Reforming to Create…

Land Campaigners Criticise World Bank Doing Business and Benchmarking of the Business of Agriculture in Africa

Source: Standard Times Press August 18, 2015 As a promoter and financer of large-scale land investments in agriculture, the World Bank Group…

When Fear and Favor Rule: The World Bank’s Systemic Land Displacement

Source: The Feminist Wire May 6, 2015 According to the UN’s Trade and Environment Review, food security, poverty, gender inequality, and climate…

Investigative Report Finds World Bank Displaced 3.4 Million People

Source: The Real News May 5, 2015 View Full Article at The Real News

Civil Society Asks 3 Critical Questions of the World Bank at its 2015 Spring Meetings

Source: Standard Times Press April 21, 2015 #OLOB | www.ourlandourbusiness.org Contact: Anuradha Mittal, amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, +1 510-469-5228Alnoor Ladha, Alnoor@therules.org, +27 60 853 9810Joseph…

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