The World Bank in the hot seat

Source: http://www.grain.org/articles/?id=64 Against the grain | 4 May 2010 The World Bank in the hot seat GRAIN A curious thing happened last week. A lot of people were under the impression that the World Bank was going to release its long-awaited study on global land grabs at its annual land conference in Washington DC on 26 April 2010. This is what GRAIN was told. It's what many journalists were told. And it's what those involved in producing the study expected. But it didn't happen. Instead, the Bank gave another powerpoint presentation summarising what the study will show, reiterated its proposed seven principles for "socially responsible" land grabs and unveiled its new business-to-business website – a kind of internet dating service to match up corporate land grabbers and government land givers. This is not the first time that this study has been delayed. Indeed, ...
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