Evicted and Abandoned: The World Bank’s Broken Promise to the Poor

Number 27418
Subject Financial Investigations
Source International Consortium of Investigative Reporters & Center for Public Integrity
Year 2015
Publication Date April 16, May 1, June 10, June 19, June 29, Sept. 10, Oct. 8-9, Oct. 26, Dec. 22, 2015
Summary Evicted and Abandoned is a global investigation that reveals how the World Bank Group, the powerful development lender committed to ending poverty, has regularly failed to follow its own rules for protecting vulnerable populations. The Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists teamed with the Huffington Post, the GroundTruth Project, the Investigative Fund, the Guardian and more than 20 other news organizations to develop this series of stories. In all, more than 80 journalists from 21 countries worked together to document the bank’s lapses and show their consequences for people around the globe. The reporting team traveled to affected communities in more than a dozen countries – including indigenous hamlets in the Peruvian Andes, fishing settlements along India’s northwest coast and a war-scarred village in Kosovo’s coal-mining belt. http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/projects/worldbank-evicted-abandoned
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Keywords Financial investigations; banks; international reporting;
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