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Driving Dispossession Webinar – September 17, 9:30 – 11:00 AM PT

Maungdaw, Myanmar – Farm laborers and livestock in a paddy field in Warcha village April 2016. Image: FAO / Hkun Land Institute…

World Bank Must Permanently End Ideologically Driven Doing Business Rankings

The world needs development policies that serve people and planet first, not policies that focus on economic growth at all costs. By…

It Is Time to End the Controversial World Bank’s Doing Business Report

Source IPS By Isabel Ortiz and Leo Baunach NEW YORK and WASHINGTON D.C. , Sep 2 2020 (IPS) – On 27 August the World Bank announced that it…

World Bank Suspends Doing Business Report

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— September 1, 2020 Media Contact:Anuradha Mittal amittal@oaklandinstitute.org +1 510-530-5126 The Doing Business Report (DBR) has been “paused” by the…

New Laws Threaten Family Farmers and Ethnic Communities in Myanmar

The VFV Law, the Farmland Act, and the LAAR Law are designed to encourage the legal takeover of lands that millions of farmers and Indigenous people rely on for their livelihoods.

Land Privatization: Why Sri Lanka Must Reject the MCC Compact

A recent report by the Oakland Institute examines the MCC compact with Sri Lanka and raises alarm over the irreversible consequences of embarking on land privatization – when most of the land is public in the country.

US Corporations a Driving Force Behind ‘Unprecedented Wave’ of Global Land Privatization: Report

Source: Common Dreams July 14, 2020 by Julia Conley, staff writer « Unfettered capitalism has brought us to this disaster. We must halt…

Privatisation ‘Wave’ Hurts Poor as Pandemic Heightens Risks

Source: Reuters July 14, 2020 Rina Chandran, Thomson Reuters Foundation BANGKOK, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A push to privatise land…

New Report Warns of an Unprecedented Wave of Land Privatization

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— July 14, 2020 Contact:Anuradha Mittal amittal@oaklandinstitute.org +1-510-530-5126 Oakland, CA—Amidst a worsening climate crisis, the Oakland Institute’s new report, Driving…

Driving Dispossession: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) summarize some of the key findings and analysis of the Oakland Institute new report, Driving Dispossession: The…

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