June 9th, 2015
The World Bank was set up to help end extreme poverty and increase shared prosperity. To do so it issues more than $52 billion in loans each year by investing in projects ranging from education and health care, to roads and governance. Yet, the Bank, and borrowing countries, have been criticized for their involvement in
April 20th, 2015
Since the financial crisis, we have heard a lot about the revenue governments lose to tax avoidance and evasion, but what about the losses resulting from corruption of governments’ procurement processes? Around the world governments spend $9.5 trillion each year on public works, goods and services. It should be no surprise that fraudsters, and the corrupt, take
October 31st, 2014
As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals looms, policy makers worldwide have begun discussing a post-2015 development process to formalize new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While targets have been discussed, creating a comprehensive financing framework remains essential to the process.
October 29th, 2014
The G8 and World Bank argue that the recent huge wave of private sector investment in agriculture increases innovation, jobs and food output.
But is this correct?
Forensic new research from influential campaign group, GRAIN suggests the opposite is true.
GRAIN’s report, Feeding the 1 percent
, produces evidence which indicates the avalanche of investment after the 2008 global food crisis is predatory and that investors have “little or no background in agriculture”.