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NOTICIAS Es el momento de que el Banco Mundial deje de decidir sobre el futuro de la agricultura de los países en desarrollo

Source: Derecho a la Alimentación 19/04/2018 La campaña Our land, Our Business lucha contra la política del Banco que potencia la pobreza…

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…

Las malas acciones de las clasificaciones de la facilidad para hacer negocios y la toma de control empresarial de la agricultura

May 2, 2018 Source: Betton Woods Project Frederic Mousseau Bajo la campaña ‘Nuestra tierra, nuestro problema’, ONG, sindicatos, organizaciones de agricultores, consumidores…

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…

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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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…

Five Western Donors Shape a Corporate Agenda for African Agriculture

Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, + 1 510 469-5228 Oakland, CA—The Unholy Alliance, Five Western Donors Shape a Pro-Corporate Agenda…

La Sociedad Civil se une en América Latina para retar las Reuniones Anuales del Banco Mundial

Organizaciones de la sociedad civil, comunidades indígenas y movimientos sociales se unen para retar la agenda neoliberal del Banco Mundial, que ha…

CIVIL SOCIETY ASKS 3 CRITICAL QUESTIONS OF THE WORLD BANK AT ITS 2015 SPRING MEETINGS

#OLOB | www.ourlandourbusiness.org Contact: Anuradha Mittal, amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, +1 510-469-5228 Alnoor Ladha, Alnoor@therules.org, +27 60 853 9810 Joseph Rahall, jorahall@yahoo.com, +232 76 601979  …

CIVIL SOCIETY DENOUNCES WORLD BANK’S CONFERENCE ON LAND & POVERTY

Farmer organizations, indigenous groups, trade unions and other civil society organizations, under the umbrella of Our Land Our Business, call World Bank’s…

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Failing to Address Land Rights Violations Caused by Its Own Programs, the World Bank Launches Its 17th Conference on Land and Poverty

By: Alice Martin-Prével The 17th World Bank “Conference on Land and Poverty,” bringing together governments, academics, corporations, and NGOs, gets underway on…

Why the World Bank Is Missing the Point on Agricultural Development

By: Alice Martin-Prével Agricultural development is central to addressing some of the biggest challenges today: climate change, hunger, poverty, need for rural…

My Home, My Land

My Home, My Land is a graphic representation of much of the Oakland Institute’s work on land grabs. Illustrated by the Institute’s…

World Bank indicators rig the field against farmers’ rights

‘You don’t understand!’ was World Bank’s Grahame Dixie’s rebuttal of the accusation that the Bank bears heavy responsibility in the grabbing of…

Doing Business the World Bank way will only make you poorer. Not if you are a corporation.

“The World Bank’s true goal is money, power and deregulation,” said Lee Camp on the latest episode of his show Redacted Tonight.…

It is the World versus the Bank. Pick your side.

To all you dreamers, futurists, underpaid workers, landless, rebels, occupiers, un-occupiers and believers. Here we stand, in a thousand cities and towns…