Agriculture


Notice: Undefined variable: this_thing in /var/www/web130/web/wp-content/themes/bretton-woods-project/library/class-post-type-getter.php on line 45

Private Sector

Analysis

IFC financed 'land grabs' in Cambodia, Laos and Honduras exposed

While the World Bank's leadership is further embracing private equity funds, the IFC's investment in financial intermediaries is again hitting the headlines over allegations of 'land grabs' in South East Asia and lack of respect for indigenous people's rights in Honduras.

26 June 2013

Accountability

News

World Bank moves on 'land grabs'

In April World Bank president Jim Yong Kim said that the Bank shares the concerns "about the risks associated with large-scale land acquisitions" and that "additional efforts must be made to build capacity and safeguards related to land rights".

26 June 2013

Accountability

News

Thai CSOs walk out of FCPF process

In mid April four independent advisers to the UN urged that all of the World Bank's activities should be included in the Bank's safeguards review to ensure consistency with international human rights standards.

26 June 2013

Accountability

News

UN experts call for World Bank safeguards with human rights

In mid April four independent advisers to the UN urged that all of the World Bank's activities should be included in the Bank's safeguards review to ensure consistency with international human rights standards.

26 June 2013

Accountability

News

World Bank-led Burundi coffee privatisation challenged on human rights grounds

In mid April two UN special rapporteurs raised the alarm about the World Bank-led privatisation of Burundi's coffee industry and called for suspension of the policy pending a full human rights-based impact assessment.

26 June 2013

Environment

Analysis

Working paper: The private sector and climate change adaptation

This paper looks at PPCR projects implemented under the World Bank's private sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, highlighting important questions concerning the design, implementation and operation of projects financed from public climate funds using private sector actors. In summary, the analysis suggests that the integration of private sector projects into national planning processes and strategies is crucial.

24 April 2013 | Briefings

Land

Background

An update and briefing on the global agriculture and food security program (GAFSP)

World Bank briefing on the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) with a particular focus on recent private sector window projects.

19 April 2013 | Minutes

Land

News

India complains Doing Business "not robust"

As an independent panel begun its review of the World Bank’s controversial Doing Business rankings, India’s public criticism of the rankings added weight to global governmental and civil society opposition.

8 April 2013

Land

News

Growing Africa?

The Bank's continued enthusiasm for agribusiness was evident in its March report, Growing Africa, which highlighted the potential of the African agriculture sector, currently valued at $313 billion a year, to triple if governments and business leaders engage in radical policy reform and generate public private partnerships.

8 April 2013

Accountability

News

Call for freeze on World Bank 'land grabs'

As Oxfam called on the World Bank to freeze large scale land acquisitions, the Bank's new agriculture strategy remained under wrap. Concerns have also been raised about ongoing initiatives on 'climate-smart agriculture' and the development of Doing Business in Agriculture.

6 December 2012