Civil Society asks critical questions of the World Bank

In the framework of the campaign ‘Our Land Our Business’, more than 260 civil society organisations have formulated a series of critical questions to the World Bank, mainly related to the Bank’s preference for large-scale agriculture. The questions were asked in the run-up to the Bank’s annual spring meetings. However, they have not been answered formally. Civil society is mainly concerned about the lack of consultation of farmers in the World Bank’s flagship initiative “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” which seems tuned to the interests of large agribusiness corporations. Moreover, civil society organisations remain critical of the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ indicators which reward countries for decreasing corporate income taxes, for relaxing regulations on land transfer and land acquisitions, while punishing countries that increased social contribution taxes.


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