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Opinions: World Bank Financializing Development by Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury.

Priority given to financializing development opens up wide opportunities for private capital and threatens to undermine social and environmental development objectives, while weakening public financial organisations by making them bear most of the risk. [read]

 

In the global food system, the “farm-tech revolution” could shift the balance of power to the detriment of the weakest


Increased efficiency, less costs and waste, but also greater concentration of power and accelerated marginalisation of the weakest... [read]

 

How far will financial speculation go? After prices, pandemics - What next…?


Perverse financial instrument, the Ebola “pandemic bonds” of the World Bank have paid, in two years, more than $110 million to speculators, while only $20 million were used to fight against the on-going pandemic in DRC. [read]

 

To manage sustainably our water resources, we need to change our food consumption


Did you know that in France people use for their food more than ten times the water utilised for satisfying daily needs for hygiene and sanitation? [read]

 
 

Opinions: World Bank dispossessing rural poor by Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury.


By promoting private investment in agriculture, the World Bank commodifies land and accelerates the dispossession of family farmers of their main source of livelihood. [read]