Pressure on World Bank to abolish business rankings

13 Jun 2014

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/20140515

The World Bank is being accused of putting the interests of foreign investors before those of local landowners in the Pacific. The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) is just one of hundreds of organisations around the world calling for an end to the Bank's Doing Business rankings system.

Our Land Our Business


"Right across the Pacific, customary land is still a key part of our land tenure system and so the World Bank's Doing Business rankings is a key means to our governments' formal policies of freeing up land and so what we are seeing now is that it is opened up for resource grab." Listen to Maureen Penjueli, Rosa Koian, Joel Simo and Dr Iati Iati explain more.

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