When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

April 17, 2015 7:43 AM

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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

In the 1950s, the World Bank funded the creation of the world's largest man-made dam, the Kariba Dam, which sits on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. The construction of such dams can have dire consequences for poor people living near a river, an investigation found.

The World Bank's goal is to end extreme poverty and to grow income for the poorest people on the planet.

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