The World Bank’s 2008 World Development Report (WDR), to be released in October, will focus on agriculture for development. The report will examine: investing in agriculture for growth, making agricultural growth pro-poor, and integrating agriculture-for-development into national and global policy agendas. A civil society consultation with the WDR team, led by Derek Byerlee and Alain de Janvry, was held in Toronto in January. The critiques highlighted gender inequality, food insecurity and limited access to markets. A first draft of the WDR will be released 9 April, to be followed by electronic consultations throughout April.
17 January 2007
Renewed calls for a substantial SDR allocation raise urgency of reforming the inequitable global reserve ‘non-system’.
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