The World Bank 's Land Conservation Project

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A PROJECT OF THE WORLD BANK OR IMF THAT CREATED PROBLEMS FOR THE NATION THAT RECEIVED ITS ASSISTANCE?

Shantae Carr
April 18, 2017

A PROJECT OF THE WORLD BANK OR IMF THAT CREATED PROBLEMS FOR THE NATIONS THAT RECEIVED ITS ASSISTANCE?

Thesis Statement
This essay seeks to discuss the World Bank’s Land Conservation Project in Kenya, a project that was funded by the World Bank and resulted in problems for the country. It seeks to go in depth into if the World Bank’s assistance is provided in an unbiased and responsible manner.

Introduction The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital programs. The World Bank Group has set two goals for the
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A Kenyan man named John Keen donated his 300-acre land adjacent to the Nairobi National Park. Allowing the animals to have more room to roam around. Although this sounds like a productive plan, there are always underlying motives and agendas. Human rights advocates claim government authorities have used the project as a vehicle for pushing indigenous peoples out of their ancestral forests.
In some cases, governments supported by World Bank money have arrested, beaten and even killed people who objected to being forced from their homes, according to interviews and official complaints. They’ve been put at risk because the bank has repeatedly violated its own rules for protecting people who are in the path of development projects, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post, The GroundTruth Project and other ICIJ media partners has found.
The World Bank has admitted “shortcomings” in its protections for people displaced by projects the bank supports. It says it is working to improve its policies and how it enforces them. The bank also says protecting people in the way of big projects is a “cornerstone” of its efforts to “end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity.” In Kenya, the World Bank’s in-house Inspection Panel found the bank violated its policies by failing to do enough to protect the Sengwer, an indigenous
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