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UN Under Fire Over Choice of ‘Corporate Puppet’ as Envoy at Key Food Summit

Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Kaamil Ahmed, The Guardian A global summit on food security is at risk of being dominated by big…

Llamado a revocar a Agnes Kalibata de AGRA como Enviado Especial para la Cumbre de los Sistemas Alimentarios de las Naciones Unidas de 2021

10 de febrero de 2020 António Guterres Secretary-General, United Nations New York, NY USA Llamado a revocar a Agnes Kalibata de AGRA…

Emperor Has No New Clothes

Reformed World Bank Program Still Fails the Farmers In 2013, the World Bank launched the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project,…

A Major Victory for Land Rights Defenders

By The Oakland Institute. Anuradha Mittal, its Executive Director, is an Honorary member of the ICCA Consortium. Large-scale land acquisitions by private interests…

Ukraine, the Land of Quid Pro Quos

By Frederic Mousseau and Elena Teare The withholding of US$391 million in military aid to force the Ukrainian government to investigate the…

El mejor postor se lo lleva todo: El nuevo esquema del Banco Mundial para privatizar tierras en el Sur Global

Por Frédéric Mousseau, Oakland Institute Mayo 2019 SUMARIO El Banco Mundial está lanzando un ataque sin precedentes contra los bienes comunes al…

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Llamado a revocar a Agnes Kalibata de AGRA como Enviado Especial para la Cumbre de los Sistemas Alimentarios de las Naciones Unidas de 2021

10 de febrero de 2020 António Guterres Secretary-General, United Nations New York, NY USA Llamado a revocar a Agnes Kalibata de AGRA…

An Open Letter to the World Bank on its 20th Land and Poverty Conference

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva Interim President, World Bank 1818 H Street NW Washington, DC, 20433   End the Enabling the Business of Agriculture…

World Bank’s New Scheme to Privatize Land in the Developing World Exposed

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— January 24, 2019 Media Contact: Frédéric Mousseau fmousseau@oaklandinstitute.org +1-510-512-5458 Oakland, CA—In advance of the release of the World Bank’s…

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…

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…

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Emperor Has No New Clothes

Reformed World Bank Program Still Fails the Farmers In 2013, the World Bank launched the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project,…

A Response to Klaus Deininger’s Blog Post The World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference: 20 years on

Dear Mr. Deininger, Your recent blog post surprisingly contradicts the prescriptions and policy guidance that your organization, the World Bank, gives to…

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…

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,…

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 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…

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