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Peru: The ‘Poster Child’ for the World Bank in Latin America

Author: TelesurTV

The World Bank and IMF meet in Peru

Author: WBEZ’s Worldview

Desmintiendo el milagro peruano”, la anticumbre a la reunion del FMI y BM

Author: Gestión

Civil Society Comes Together in Latin America to Challenge the World Bank’s Annual Meetings

Author: Common Dreams

Desmintiendo el Milagro Peruano

Author: Derecho a la alimentación urgente

It’s time for the World Bank to Pay Its Debt

Author: TelesurTV

La otra cara del FMI y el Banco Mundial

Author: Diario Uno

Our Land Our Business media


April 17, 2018

Media Contact:
Frédéric Mousseau,, +1 510-512-5458

After years of criticism from labor unions and other progressive groups, the Bank’s own chief economist is accusing his colleagues of ideologically-driven data manipulation.

by Peter Bakvis


Justin Sandefur and Divyanshi Wadhwa

Last week the World Bank's Chief Economist, Paul Romer, told the Wall Street Journal the Bank had manipulated its own competitiveness rankings to undermine Chile's socialist government, and hinted Chile might not be alone—then he retracted the claim. Romer's conspiracy theories probably aren't credible, but neither are the Doing Business numbers.

Author: Center for Global Development

Josh Zumbrun & Ian Talley | WSJ

The World Bank's chief economist said he would recalculate national rankings of business competitiveness going back at least four years

The World Bank repeatedly changed the methodology of one of its flagship economic reports over several years in ways it now says were unfair and misleading.

Author: Business Standard

El economista-jefe del Banco reconoce públicamente que se han producido irregularidades por motivos políticos Logotipo del índice Doing Business del Banco Mundial

Author: Derecho a la Alimentación

In October, the World Bank published its 15th Doing Business Report (DBR), Reforming to Create Jobs, noting that 119 economies had carried out 264 business reforms in the past year to “create jobs, attract investment and become more competitive”.

Author: Bretton Woods Project

Manuela Ferro
Vice President of Operations Policy and Country Services
World Bank
1818 H St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20433

Re: Environmental and Social Standards Guidance Notes

Dear Ms. Ferro,

We wish to express our deep concerns with the current draft Guidance Notes for Borrowers recently released by the World Bank for public comment. While we appreciate the opportunity to finally review and comment on these Notes, our understanding of their aim and scope has not been realized.

GENEVA (14 September 2017) – The World Bank’s commitment to development can and should go beyond financing mega-projects and proactively support smaller, inclusive projects likely to create employment while advancing human rights and environmental protection, a United Nations rights expert has urged.

Author: OHCHR

World Bank fuels land grabs in Africa through shadowy financial sector investments

Oakland, CA—The World Bank Group has indirectly financed some of Africa’s most notorious land grabs, according to a report by a group of international development watchdogs. The World Bank’s private-sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), is enabling and profiting from these projects by outsourcing its development funds to the financial sector.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts World Bank Group leaders for dialogue on role of business community in developing markets

Oakland, CA—As the World Bank Group’s spring meetings get underway in Washington, DC, the Bank’s complicity in corporate grabbing of land and natural resources around the world has become more blatant than ever.

di Marta Gatti

Spinti dal lobbing dei giganti dell’agrochimica, sempre più paesi africani introducono leggi che favoriscono il settore privato, la registrazione di varietà ibride e che puniscono con multe salate e addirittura con il carcere chi scambia sementi protette. In nome dello sviluppo agricolo industriale si sacrifica l’inestimabile patrimonio delle varietà selezionate dai contadini.

Author: Fondazione Nigrizia Onlus

Shiney Varghese

Author: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

The world seed market currently lies in the hands of only six agribusinesses transnationals.

A host of concerned organizations and individuals have come out in opposition to a corporate-backed plan by the World Bank to control the world's seed industry. The groups say that the wide-reaching plan will strip farmers of their rights to seeds and food.

Author: teleSUR

Oakland, CA—Ahead of World Bank’s release of the 2017 “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) report this month, 157 organizations and academics from around the world denounce the Bank’s scheme to hijack farmers’ right to seeds, attack on food sovereignty and the environment.

Antoine Hasday

Depuis la crise des matières premières de 2008, la Banque Mondiale a mis en place plusieurs initiatives sensées améliorer la sécurité alimentaire. Mais certaines sont directement associées aux grandes entreprises de l'agro-industrie et semblent privilégier les intérêts de ces dernières.

Author: Slate FR

Displacing pastoralists, displacing smallholder farmers, arresting and charging them as terrorists if they protest - and the land is given away to foreign investors to grow what? Sugar and cotton. Imagine trucks full of food aid coming into Ethiopia, while trucks full of cotton and sugar are leaving the country. Hunger in Africa is not caused by the fact that Africans don't know how to grow food. Hunger in Africa is a political problem.

Author: This Is Hell!

A new report exposes how Western AID agencies including Bill Gates' are supporting controversial agribusiness policies in developing countries, especially in Africa.

Prominent Western AID donors are supporting industrial agriculture companies at the expense of local and family farmers throughout Africa, according to a new report published on Tuesday by the Oakland Institute.

Author: teleSUR

Oakland, CA—The Unholy Alliance, Five Western Donors Shape a Pro-Corporate Agenda for African Agriculture, a new report released today by the Oakland Institute, exposes how a coalition of four donor countries and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is shaping a pro-business environment in the agricultural sector of developing countries, especially in Africa.


April 12, 2016

Contact: Anuradha Mittal,

Oakland, CA—World Bank accountability on forced resettlements resulting from its programs must be front and center at its spring meetings, taking place this week in Washington DC.

Elizabeth Fraser

I was taught that responsibility means admitting your mistakes and being accountable when you make a mistake. I still believe this to be true for individuals and institutions. So when a powerful group like the World Bank makes a mistake, I expect it to be accountable for its wrong-doings, and to do everything possible to make sure those mistakes don’t happen again.

Unfortunately, this couldn’t be farther from reality.

Author: IPS - Inter Press Service

Moral Bankruptcy: World Bank Reinvents Tainted Aid Program for Ethiopia, a new report released today by the Oakland Institute, exposes the shameful reinvention of one of the Bank’s most problematic programs in Ethiopia.

The report also reveals that the US Treasury violated congressional law when voting in favor of this program.

Author: BurkinaStyle

Sasha Chavkin A $600 million World Bank loan to Ethiopia’s authoritarian government lacks proper oversight and “reinvents” a previous loan that was used by the Ethiopian regime to finance violent evictions of indigenous people, a new report by the human rights advocacy group The Oakland Institute charges.

Author: ICIJ

Pablo Prado

Author: Revista Vela Verde

Alice Martin Prevel

Lima was the host, in October 2015, of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank annual meetings. The two Bretton Woods institutions, criticized for their record of lowering social and environmental conditions, seek to showcase Peru as a success of their neoliberal policies and reforms to the rest of the world.

Author: IPS-Inter Press Service

Pablo Reyes Prado

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB) have appeared around here after over 40 years is not free. And unless they have done so at a meeting of scale in our capital with the excuse that they are the role model worldwide, that as a nation we have managed to overcome the vicissitudes of the economic crisis thanks to the implementation of the policies recommended two international organizations.


Michael S. Wilson

A diverse group of protestors raise issues about extractivism and the Trans Pacific Partnership during a conference that paralleled IMF/World Bank meetings

Author: NACLA


Brettonwoods Project (Article by Oakland Institute)