How a project with good aims delivered bitter outcomes in Sierra Leone

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

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Reports about land-grabs in Africa often attack the corporations that stand to profit from such projects. But little is said of the international development banks that fund the projects.

Development banks are supposed to ensure adherence to human rights in the projects they fund, because human rights protection is central to sustainable development. Instead, their practices provide fertile ground for violations by encouraging companies to cut costs and maximise profits, impoverishing local communities in the process.

Period8 Jan 2016

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