Land Rights

The World Bank's Bad Business in Cambodia

Since Cambodia was first ranked 145th in the World Bank’s Doing Business (DB) ratings in 2008, it has only inched up slightly, moving to 137th in 2014. This deceptively low score belies the country’s deep deregulation in the hopes of attracting foreign investment. In 2014, the World Bank recognized Cambodia for being the South East Asian country most open to foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as the second largest recipient of FDI in agriculture in the region.

Unfolding Truth: Dismantling the World Bank's Myths on Agriculture and Development

In the 1980s and 1990s, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) intervention in developing countries’ national policies, through aid conditionality and austerity programs known as Structural Adjustments Programs (SAPs), triggered a wave of global resistance against the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). in the face of growing criticism that these policies increased poverty, debt, and dependency on rich countries, saps were eventually withdrawn in 2002; however the World Bank, through renewed means, continues to pursue and impose its neoliberal agenda on the developing world.

The World Bank's Bad Business with Seed and Fertilizer in African Agriculture

In its 2013 Growing Africa report, the World Bank argued “wider uptake and more intensive use of improved seed, fertilizer, and other inputs would go a long way to closing the African ‘agricultural performance deficit.’” The report goes on to advocate policy and regulation reforms claiming, “policy and regulatory barriers, including import restrictions and rigid, lengthy processes for releasing new varieties are slowing the adoption of agricultural inputs.” According to the World Bank, growth of the private sector is the best way to bring about agricultural development. Assuch, the Bank’s Doing Business (DB) project “encourages countries to compete towards more efficient regulation,” resulting in deregulation of the sector.

L’accord d’association UE-Ukraine contient-il des OGM ?

Un récent rapport de l’Oakland Institute, intitulé « Walking on the West Side », révèle que l’accord d’association conclu entre l’Union européenne et l’Ukraine encouragerait cette dernière à recourir aux OGM, jusqu’à présent interdits sur son territoire.

Ucraina e OGM: intervista a Frederic Mousseau

L'offerta dell'Ucraina per stringere legami più forti con l'Occidente potrebbe avvenire attraverso un particolare scambio. Secondo Frederic MousseauPolicy Director all'Oakland Institute, l'Ucraina potrebbe diventare un terreno di prova per le colture di OGM in cambio di denaro.

FMI y Banco Mundial aprobaron credito para Monsanto en Ucrania

El 28 de julio, el Instituto Oakland, con sede en California, dio a conocer un informe que revela que el Banco Mundial y el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) aprobaron un préstamo de 17 mil millones dólares para para cultivos geneticamente modificados en la Ucrania.

FMI y Banco Mundial aprobaron credito para Monsanto en Ucrania