The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has set up a PRSP Monitoring and Synthesis Project. It is funded by the UK‘s Department for International Development and will provide analysis to DFID staff. The project will produce a regular newsletter, briefings and in-depth reports. The first two newsletters and a synthesis report on key findings of the PRSP process to date are available on the unit’s website.
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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