A Project Of The World Bank Essay

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The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: To end extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3% and to promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country, which the organization is trying to achieve via low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries (“What We Do,” n.d.). The World Bank’s moto is “Working for a World Free of Poverty” with the caveat of “do no harm”’; however, what is left in their wake in many cases is heartbreak and devastation. My task with this paper is to address a project of the World Bank in Nigeria that created problems for the nation, and especially the people therein, that received its assistance. “If you love your life, move out!” the officers shouted (Chavkin, Hallman, Hudson, Schilis-Gallego, & Shifflett, 2015). These are the only kind words these 9,000 residents will hear as they carry what belongings they can away from their homes (“Nigeria,” 2014). I speak of the tragedy of Badia East, a slum within Lagos, Nigeria. The state government chose to clear the area for an urban renewal zone financed by the World Bank (Chavkin et al., 2015). These people were thrown into the elements with no food, shelter, or any plan for the future. In my research I found an article by Huffington Post written by Sasha Chavkin, Ben Hallman, Michael Hudson, Cécile Schilis-Gallego and Shane Shifflett

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