The Bretton Woods Project has been joined by a new Communications and Research Officer, Charlotte Carlsson. Charlotte has a wide range of communications qualifications, and experience in different organizations, for example working in Brussels producing newsletter and information materials about the European Social Fund. Her previous job was as Information Officer for CIET International (Community Information, Empowerment and Transparency), an international group working with NGOs and researchers to build the community voice into planning – see www.ciet.org.
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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