The Access to Seeds Index is mentioned in a scientific article, examining the process of company analysis underlying the Access to Medicine Index.
“The past thirty years have witnessed the spread of rankings, ratings and league tables as governance technologies which aim to regulate the provision of public goods by means of market pressures. This paper examines the process of company analysis underlying the production of a ranking known as the Access to Medicine Index. We conceptualize the Index as a “regulatory ranking” with the explicit mission of addressing a perceived regulatory gap and market failure: the lack of access to medicine in the Global South.”
“…several recently created Regulatory Rankings such as the Access to Nutrition Index, the Responsible Mining Index, or the Access to Seeds Index utilize the Access to Medicine Index as their template. Taken together, these examples suggest that the Index is having diverse intended and unintended effects both on companies and across the polity.”
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