Poverty analysis

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WB poverty policy review

Since March, the Bank has posted a revision of its policy on poverty reduction. Bankwatchers are concerned by the language of the policy which they say represents a significant step backwards from the World Development Report 2000 on poverty.

26 May 2003

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Comments on ‘IMF Staff Note on Macroeconomic Programming for Poverty Reduction’

Civil society commentary on the 'IMF Staff Note on Macroeconomic Programming for Poverty Reduction'

25 May 2003 | Briefings

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The IMF and poverty

Three years ago the IMF announced that poverty reduction would be its new priority. A quick look at the composition of IMF staff gives an indication of how well equipped the Fund is to address the multidimensional nature of poverty.

28 January 2003 | Inside the institutions

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Recommended resources 2002

Fresh and varied exercise in imagining a new World Bank with contributions from a range of UK and US-based academics and activists.

28 January 2003

IFI governance

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Real impact of new poverty analysis uncertain

NGOs have expressed concern that their objectives of opening up debates about different social and economic policy options are not being met through current approaches.

26 November 2002

Social services

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Short gives evidence on World Bank to UK parliamentarians

MPs on the International Development Select Committee questioned Clare Short on: debt, PRSPs, PSIA, Bank governance, social and environmental policies, privatisation of services, education and trade capacity building.

26 November 2002

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Bank researcher rejects trade openness orthodoxy

Bank development economist, Branko Milanovic, has released papers which contradict the Bank line on trade: the first rejects Bank dogma linking trade openness and poverty reduction; the second argues that increased openness leads to greater income inequality in poor countries.

17 September 2002

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Cornering the Market: The World Bank and trade capacity building

The Bank’s role in trade capacity building affords enormous influence over the hearts and minds of trade policy makers and the way in which trade is mainstreamed into national development plans. The initial experience of the Integrated Framework programme shows that there is reason for concern. (September 2002)

16 September 2002 | Briefings

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Counting the poor: do the poor count?

Is the world "on the right track" in terms of poverty reduction? The World Bank…

24 July 2002

IFI governance

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IMF boss grilled by British MPs

On 4 July, IMF chief Horst K

24 July 2002