The Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) will be holding a three-month consultation starting 28 September (international right-to-know day), on a draft charter of transparency principles which the international financial institutions should uphold. The GTI brings together civil society IFI monitors with campaigners on freedom of information. Interested individuals are invited to visit the website where a copy of the draft charter can be downloaded, or contact the charter’s lead author – Toby Mendel – directly.
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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