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A Landmark Victory: World Bank Finally Ends Its Destructive and Corrupt Doing Business Report

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— September 16, 2021, 7:00 PM PT Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal, amittal@oaklandinstitute.org +1 510-469-5228 The World Bank announced today it…

Ceasing Publication of the Doing Business Report

Letter to the World Bank Executive Directors March 11, 2021 We write as concerned members of the civil society organisations, academia and…

Examining the World Bank’s Doing Business Report

Can a market-based economy lead to alleviation of poverty and create shared prosperity? Elsadig Elsheikh — Director, Othering & Belonging Institute, University…

Fuel on the Fire: The World Bank’s Complicity in Duterte’s War on Farmers in the Philippines

  By: Andy Currier On March 17th 2020, 25-year-old peasant advocate and artist Marlon Madlos was riding on the back of a…

Why Governments should Reject Land Commodification Efforts Orchestrated by the World Bank and the United States

Source: World Rainforest Movement Frederic Mousseau Policy Director, The Oakland Institute The development narrative continues to be revived despite its role in…

Is Development for the World Bank Mainly Doing Business?

Source: IPS November 10, 2020 SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 2020 (IPS) – The World Bank has finally given up defending…

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…

Driving Dispossession Webinar – September 17, 9:30 – 11:00 AM PT

Maungdaw, Myanmar – Farm laborers and livestock in a paddy field in Warcha village April 2016. Image: FAO / Hkun Land Institute…

World Bank Must Permanently End Ideologically Driven Doing Business Rankings

The world needs development policies that serve people and planet first, not policies that focus on economic growth at all costs. By…

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…

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