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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…

Declaration of the People’s Global Conference against the IMF-World Bank Bali, Indonesia

We, the participants to the People’s Global Conference (PGC) against the IMF-World Bank, representing 93 organizations from 18 countries, coming from various…

Civil society slams flagship World Bank report on the future of work

By Sophie Edwards NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Fears that technological advances will wipe out jobs and worsen working conditions are “largely unfounded,”…

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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