As a key part of its remit, the Commission on Growth and Development has identified twenty areas it deems crucial ‘to furthering our understanding of long-term sustainable economic growth and development’. The Commission has produced a case-study approach which not only examines growth and poverty reduction goals from twenty five developing countries but, crucially, considers why these goals were or were not met in order to ‘illustrate, validate, and/or challenge the conclusions reached in the Commission’s thematic papers’. Experts are to be paired with Bank economists to study each country in order ‘to give concreteness to the discussion and the final report’.
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Wednesday 25 June 2014 22 Whitehall, London Attendees: World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK Executive…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014 22 Whitehall, London Attendees: World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK Executive Director…
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24 January 2014 Attendees World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK World Bank Executive Director UK government:…
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