As a promoter and financer of large-scale land investments in agriculture, the World Bank Group has been accused by campaigners on land rights issues as key driver of land grabbing in the developing world.
Le classement Doing Business (DB), instrument à travers lequel la Banque mondial est supposée faire « la promotion de l’investissement privé » a un impact négatif sur l’agriculture familiale dans les pays en développement, indique une étude de l’Institut Oakland, une ONG américaine qui se bat contre l’accaparement des terres.
Dans leur lutte contre le processus d’accaparement des terres en Afrique, Cicodev Afrique et plusieurs autres ONG au niveau international lancent une campagne mondiale pour dénoncer le programme dit “Benchmarking the Business of Agriculture” (BBA) développé par la Banque mondiale dans une dizaine de pays-pilotes.
A new report from the Oakland Institute shows just how the powerful entity is behind the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people.
The Oakland Institute report, Willful Blindness — How the World Bank’s Doing Business (DB) Rankings Impoverish Smallholder Farmers, warns that the World Bank’s pro-corporate agenda is effectively forcing many developing-country leaders to deregulate their economies — in hopes of attracting foreign investors.
A new report from an independent policy think tank raises questions about the harmful effects on smallholders and traditional farmers by the World Bank's country ranking system, which is claimed to lead to corporate land grabs, which further impoverishes the poor.
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Mar. 31 (GIN) –The World Bank, blamed for the devastation of thousands of lives in developing countries through the promotion of now discredited “structural adjustment” policies, is currently advocating land policies which benefit corporations over the world’s poorest people – namely farmers, pastoralists, and indigenous communities.
Anuradha Mittal, founder and director of The Oakland Institute, gave this talk on October 20, 2011 at Cornell University, as part of the Institute for African Development’s Fall 2011 Special Topic Seminar Series.
The thing about “international development” is that it’s a bit of a murky, catch-all term. It’s got a good feel to it – if you’re involved in international development, you’re more often than not seen as one of the good guys. It’s swirling about in a bucket of meaning alongside “foreign aid” and “disaster relief”. It’s about “doing good”, which is about helping people improve their situation, right?