The Bretton Woods Project Steering Group meets on a regular basis to advise and review Project activities. Its role is predominantly advisory in nature, acting as a sounding board in giving strategic advice and insights to the general policy direction as well as to administrative matters such as staffing, fundraising etc. The group is chaired by an ActionAid staff member. The other members of the group serve on the steering committee in a personal capacity, not as representatives of their organisations, which are listed below only for identification purposes.
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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The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid hosted project (UK registered charity no. 274467).