November 21

Analysis: Projects Funded by the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Arm Fuel Violent Conflict – It’s Time to Reform the System

To what extent does private investment help developing countries to reduce conflict and violence and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

This is a hotly debated issue. Most international institutions such as the World Bank Group take the stance that the problem is not enough private investment. So they mobilise public resources to subsidise and protect private sector actors with the goal of greatly increasing foreign direct investment.

Photo courtesy of Addy Cameron-Huff.

Source: The Conversation (link opens in a new window)

global development, impact measurement, research