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The World Bank used to cause untold harm – but 30 years ago it started reforming. What went right

The World Bank used to cause untold harm – but 30 years ago it started reforming. What went right

DEVELOPMENT projects can have profound impacts on their societies. There are many benefits that flow from building new roads and power plants, and from modernising agricultural practices. But they can also have permanent negative consequences. For example, communities may be involuntarily relocated to make way for roads or power plants. These projects can change the way natural resources are used in a particular area, making it difficult or impossible for communities to continue their traditional agricultural practices. The job opportunities that they create can challenge traditional values and ways of living. Author DANNY BRADLOW, SARCHI Professor of International Development Law…
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