Agriculture

Land

Background

Notes of meeting between UK Executive Director to World Bank Susanna Moorehead and UK civil society

Civil society organisations met UK Executive Director to the World Bank Susanna Moorehead and staff from the Department for International Development to discuss IDA, education finance, infrastructure finance, fragile states, agriculture and land, Doing Business rankings, Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia.

15 August 2012 | Minutes

Land

News

IFC supporting food speculation?

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Bank's private sector arm, has attracted criticism for its purchase of a 6 per cent stake in Armajaro Trading, a London-based commodity trading house founded by controversial hedge fund trader, Anthony Ward.

3 July 2012

Accountability

News

New claims of rights abuses in World Bank-funded 'land grabs'

As the World Bank held its Annual Conference on Land and Poverty in April, campaigners accused it once again of facilitating and legitimising 'land grabs' that harm local communities.

3 July 2012

Land

Background

Agriculture and Food Security

Minutes of agriculture and food security meeting, Washington DC, 19 April 2012

20 April 2012 | Minutes

Environment

Background

IMF Consultation on Natural Resources Management and Taxation

Notes of meeting, Spring meetings 2012, Washington DC

19 April 2012 | Minutes

Land

News

World Bank's land policies under fire

In February about 200 people from across Asia demonstrated outside the World Bank office in Bangkok to highlight the failure of the Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) principles, co-authored by the Bank, to protect small farmers

5 April 2012

Land

Background

The World Bank and agriculture

Agriculture re-emerged in the last decade as a focus of World Bank Group lending, with the Bank claiming that "improving agricultural performance is the most powerful tool we have available to reduce global poverty and hunger."

5 April 2012 | Inside the institutions

Land

Background

Notes of meeting between Stewart James, Alternate UK Executive Director to the World Bank, and NGOs

Civil society organisations met UK Executive Director to the World Bank and staff from the Department for International Development to discuss agriculture, land grabs, food security, the safeguards review process, the selection of the next World Bank president, the doing business indicators, and the debt sustainability framework.

13 March 2012 | Minutes

Land

News

On a carbon market mission

While steaming ahead with new carbon market initiatives, the World Bank attracted further criticism and suffered potential setbacks on agriculture and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the UN climate negotiations in Durban.

7 February 2012

Accountability

News

Harvesting controversy

While the Bank prepares to revise its agriculture strategy, its focus on market liberalisation is criticised, its own complaints bodies issue damning reports on agriculture projects in Peru and Papua New Guinea, and critics fault its gender focus.

7 February 2012