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HuffPost: The World Bank and Aid Gone Wrong

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One of our most noted topics here at Jacob’s Well Justice is “bad aid” and the idea that when it comes to helping other humans or nations, there is all too often invisible consequences that end up harming more than they help. Recently, the Huffington Post published an intensive series on World Bank programs for development that, when implemented, cause incredible displacement. In Kenya alone, 42,000 people have been displaced, forcibly moved from their homes, when projects funded by the World Bank pushed them out, tore down their homes or burned their land. With similar instances, happening all over the world, new World Bank director Jim Yong Kim is aiming to correct this devastating problem–but are World Bank policies too deeply engrained in the system for true changes to be made? Check out the report and tell us your thoughts.

How the World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor > 

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This entry was posted on April 17, 2015 by in Africa, Agriculture, Aid, International, Kenya, News, Race, Refugees.
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