Land Rights

World Bank rankings fail the needs of the Pacific – Pacific NGO

The recent praise handed down to some Pacific Islands from the World Bank's 2015 Doing Business rankings is sending the wrong message claims the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG).

The rankings compare the ease of doing business across countries compared to the world's 'best practice'.

“The latest rankings again display the absurd contest between countries to see who can be the most pro-business without any regard for what that real costs are for social, environmental, cultural or human rights,” commented PANG Coordinator Maureen Penjueli.

World Bank rankings fail the needs of the Pacific – Pacific NGO

The recent praise handed down to some Pacific Islands from the World Bank’s 2015 Doing Business rankings is sending the wrong message claims the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG). The rankings compare the ease of doing business across countries compared to the world’s ‘best practice’.

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 land and natural resources by corporations in the developing world. Having heard first-hand testimonies on the tragedy of land grabbing and related human rights violations in Africa, Mr. Dixie insisted that his institution was against land grabs but nevertheless the development of agribusiness in Africa was a necessity to feed a growing population, particularly in urban areas.

Food Security a Hostage to Wall Street and US Global Hegemony

Colin Todhunter


Last month, World Food Day celebrated ‘Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth’. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s website:

More on Green Resources’ plantations in Uganda: Response from Oakland Institute to Mads Asprem

Last week, REDD-Monitor wrote about a Norwegian company called Green Resources and the company’s carbon plantations in Uganda. A report published by the Oakland Institute coined the term “carbon violence” to describe the impact of the plantations on local people.

Ethiopian Government to People: This Land is Your Land—Psyche!

by Vince Beiser

Ethiopia’s rapid growth in recent years—per capita GDP has more than quadrupled since 2002—is often touted as an African success story. But the economic boom is costing traditional pastoral people their land and livelihoods, a new report charges.

A Statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa

A Statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa

Contact:

Anuradha Mittal, amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, +1-510-469-5228

 

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