Elected representatives from Indonesia, Ghana, Malawi and Mexico will be travelling to Washington for the annual meetings to press the points raised by the International Parliamentarians’ Petition (IPP), signed by over 1000 MPs in 50 countries worldwide. The representatives will meet with the G24 and southern executive directors of the Bank and Fund. At the spring meetings MPs met with Bank and Fund staff and management and northern executive directors. Following that meeting, Malawian representatives returned home to form the Malawian Parliamentary Committee on the IFIs.
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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