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Pourquoi ‘Banque mondiale’ et ‘agroécologie’ ne font pas bon ménage?

Source: CADTM October 15, 2019 Renaud Vivien La Banque mondiale (BM) a pour mission officielle « de mettre fin à l’extrême pauvreté dans le monde…

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…

New Report Shows How World Bank Enables Corporate Land Grabs

Source: April 24, 2019 Alnoor Ladha, Truthout At the World Bank’s annual meeting this month, the Bank’s new president and former Trump…

Flawed conditions: the impact of the World Bank’s conditionality on developing countries

Gino Brunswijck Source: Eurodad The World Bank exerts enormous influence over the economies of developing countries through loan conditions, advisory services, technical…

The highest bidder takes it all: The World Bank’s new scheme to privatise land in the Global South

Source: The Bretton Woods Project April 4, 2019 Frédéric Mousseau SUMMARY The World Bank is launching an unprecedented attack on the commons…

Un Nouvel Indicateur Foncier Au Service De La Logique Néolibérale

Source: SOS FAIM March 27, 2019 – Défis Sud – Doing Business (DB) d’abord, Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) ensuite. Les…

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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…

Civil Society Denounces World Bank’s Scheme to Hijack Farmers’ Rights to Seeds

Oakland, CA—Ahead of World Bank’s release of the 2017 “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) report this month, 157 organizations and academics…

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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…

The World Bank’s Land Conference: Pro-Poor Bluff to Serve Neo-Colonialism

This March 20, 2017, the World Bank’s 18th Annual Land and Poverty Conference begins, featuring a session where Bank specialists will deliver…

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