Posts Tagged: World Bank
Fighting corruption is a proven means to reduce inequality. But the issue has often been co-opted by elites looking to do just the opposite.
As it considers whether to back a controversial dam in Tajikistan, the World Bank needs to revisit its criteria for funding projects that displace people from their homes.
Gold-digging multinationals are fueling political violence and environmental devastation in El Salvador, but communities are fighting back.
Expanding energy access makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is using a failed scheme — like carbon trading — to pay for it.
Honduras' new president, Juan Orlando Hernández, takes office amid rising tensions between developers on one side and indigenous and campesino communities on the other.
NAFTA gave multinational corporations the right to sue governments to block regulations they don't like, undermining democracy and local sovereignty.
Twenty years since its passage, NAFTA has displaced workers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, depressed wages, weakened unions, and set the terms of the neoliberal global economy.
The carbon trade doesn't just fail to address climate change. In countries like Honduras, it funnels cash to notorious human rights abusers and threatens vital resources.
Why is the Obama administration pressing Europeans to increase military spending? And what should it matter to Washington if Britain remains in the EU?
Jim Kim represents a different kind of economics that could shake up the World Bank.