The agenda for next year’s UN Conference on Finance For Development will cover 6 broad themes. These are: mobilising domestic financial resources for development; mobilising international resources for development: foreign direct investment and other private flows; trade; international financial cooperation for development, debt; and the overall coherence of the international monetary, financial and trading systems in support of development. No date or venue for the conference has been confirmed although it will take place before July 2001.
Originally created to help the poor escape poverty and deprivation, the World Bank became the most important advocate for the commercialised microcredit model. Yet, critics argued it undermined the chances of sustainable and equitable development to create a poverty trap of historic proportions.
While the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 on education has some redeeming features, it is part of the Bank's longstanding very narrow view of education, and is silent on education financing.
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