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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…

Banking on Seeds: World Bank Sides with Agribusinesses Against Farmers’ Rights to Seeds

Around the world, farmers’ rights to seeds are imperilled by industry-pushed reforms to curtail the freedom to save, reuse, exchange, and sell…

Neoliberalism for All: The World Bank’s Doing Business 2017

Alice Martin-Prével, Frederic Mousseau “Equal Opportunity for All” subtitles the annual Doing Business report released last month by the World Bank. The…

Undemocratic and Unsustainable, the World Bank’s Vision for Agricultural Development Harms the Poorest

Alice Martin-Prével As the World Bank’s Annual Meetings get underway in Washington, DC, a crucial theme is noticeably missing from its seminar…

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…

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