The World Bank's Big Dams: A River of Ruin

Thursday, September 5, 2013

In the past 65 years, the World Bank has funded some 600 dam projects for a total of approximately US $100 billion (in current terms). These dams have caused untold environmental destruction, sowed corruption, displaced more than 10 million people, and impacted hundreds of millions more.  Click below to download a graphic that will help you navigate the Bank's dam building over the decades.

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