September, October and November 2013 Academic & Specialist Management, Business, and Economics

Foreclosing the Future: The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction Bruce Rich


Hardback | Oct 2013 | Island Press | 9781610911849 | 320pp | 229x153mm | RFB

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has vowed that his institution will fight poverty and climate change, a claim that World Bank presidents have made for two decades. But if worldwide protests and reams of damning internal reports are any indication, it is doing just the opposite. By funding development projects and programs that warm the planet and destroy critical natural resources on which the poor depend, the Bank has been hurting the very people it claims to serve. What explains this blatant contradiction?