The workplan of the Bank’s independent commission on growth (see Update 51) has now been clarified. Twenty-one country case studies “will discuss individual growth and poverty reduction experiences and analyse how they were or were not achieved”. At least 40 background papers are being commissioned examining the impacts on growth of climate change, health, education, gender, infrastructure, governance, equity, urban economic growth, migration, trade in services, etc. Finally, the Bank is in the process of organising regional workshops in Cartagena, Colombia in March and Maputo, Mozambique in April, with final dates to be determined.
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
As debt crises across the African continent continue to soar, concerns are raised about the gendered impact of debt-servicing conditions imposed by international financial institutions.
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