Brazilian NGOs’ Panel claim with the Panel about the Cédula da Terra land reform project has not been accepted. The World Bank loan for this project aims to support the purchase of land for agrarian reform. The project encourages landless peasants to form associations to buy plots from landowners and provides loans to cover the land purchase. There is concern that the peasants will not be able to honour their debts and that the selection and valuation of plots by the landlords themselves will lead to “all types of shady business” and increase the concentration of income and wealth.
After 4 years of on-off negotiation and public opposition, the government of Egypt has signed a loan deal with the IMF whose impacts civil society fears will encroach upon human rights, social protection and social provision, like health and education, upon which the poorest depend.
Investments by the World Bank-hosted Global Financing Facility (GFF) do not reflect the family planning priorities identified by developing countries and local communities. The GFF also continues to suffer from a lack of transparency and meaningful civil society participation, raising doubts about the new mechanism’s effectiveness.
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