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Conditional Loans, Uncontrolled Misery: Doing Business in India in the Times of Corona

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up the specter of the Indian partition as the country continues to witness the misery of large–scale…

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…

Appel à révoquer Agnes Kalibata d’AGRA en tant qu’envoyée spéciale au Sommet des systèmes alimentaires de l’ONU de 2021

10 février 2020 António Guterres Secrétaire général, Nations Unies New York, NY USA Appel à révoquer Agnes Kalibata d’AGRA en tant qu’envoyée…

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…

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Appel à révoquer Agnes Kalibata d’AGRA en tant qu’envoyée spéciale au Sommet des systèmes alimentaires de l’ONU de 2021

10 février 2020 António Guterres Secrétaire général, Nations Unies New York, NY USA Appel à révoquer Agnes Kalibata d’AGRA en tant qu’envoyée…

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…

Alerte sur le plan de la Banque mondiale de privatisation des terres dans les pays en développement

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE 24 janvier 2019 Contact média: Frédéric Mousseau fmousseau@oaklandinstitute.org +1-510-512-5458 Oakland, CA—En avance de la publication du rapport 2019 Enabling…

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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Conditional Loans, Uncontrolled Misery: Doing Business in India in the Times of Corona

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up the specter of the Indian partition as the country continues to witness the misery of large–scale…

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…

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