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Off the land: How the World Bank is facilitating rural dispossession

Third World Economics 16 – 30 September 2018 Through its Enabling the Business of Agriculture programme, the World Bank is paving the…

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…

A New Milestone Towards a Sustainable Food System – FAO Agroecology Symposium

ROME, Italy—April 3-5, 2018, hallways of the FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) buzzed with over 700 representatives from government, civil society,…

World Bank’s Ranking Programs on their Last Legs

Oakland, CA—As government officials from around the globe descend on Washington D.C. this week for the World Bank’s spring meetings, a new…

Two Blows in a Row: The New Alliance for Food Security Loses Ground

“The approach of this initiative is too ideological and there is a real risk of land grabbing at the expense of smallholder…

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

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

The World Bank’s Fetish For Ranking: The Case Of Doing Business Rank For Chile

On January 12, 2018, World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer revealed that the Bank’s Doing Business Ranking may have been deliberately skewed…

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

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

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