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World Bank takes a stand on Uganda's anti-gay law

Posted by: The Conversation

Date: Thursday, 17 August 2023

Eyebrows were raised in the Global South recently when the World Bank announced it was freezing loans to Uganda following the passing of a draconian new anti-gay law. The quizzical looks were because the bank isn’t known for taking positions on social justice issues. In fact, it’s come in for a great deal of criticism for making decisions that hinder, rather than help, people. So what’s changed? Danny Bradlow cautions that the Uganda decision shouldn’t be read as a sign that the bank is fundamentally changing its approach. And explains why.

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