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Macro policy and poverty reduction reviewed

More research is necessary on the linkages between macroeconomic policy and impacts on the poor, concludes a new paper from the IMF.

2 November 2001

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World Bank lending to poorest countries examined

As governments are again being asked to contribute to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) facility, NGOs and others are raising questions about the role and effectiveness of the Bank’s lending through IDA to the poorest countries.

10 September 2001

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Bank ponders poverty report implementation

A recent Bank document sets out the plan for implementing the conclusions of the Poverty World Development Report (WDR).

18 June 2001

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Analysing poverty impacts

At their Spring Meetings the IMF and World Bank outlined plans to carry out social impact analyses when designing macroeconomic and structural reforms.

18 June 2001

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Why officials and NGOs disagree on poverty analysis

Ravi Kanbur, who resigned as lead author of the World Bank’s Poverty World Development Report last May, has produced a paper on the disagreements which surround debates on poverty.

6 February 2001

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Poverty process acronyms

Poverty process acronyms

6 February 2001

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Trade and poverty dispute

At a Poverty and the International Economy conference in Stockholm in late October a draft Trade, Growth and Poverty paper by senior World Bank researcher David Dollar was strongly criticized by Dani Rodrik of Harvard University.

12 December 2000

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New directions for IMF?

“I have a heart” pleaded Horst K

26 October 2000

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Report on transition safety nets

Forthcoming research by Save the Children Fund examines the record of “safety net” social programmes in formerly socialist countries.

11 August 2000

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Misleading studies bad for the poor

Growth is good for the poor, proclaims a much-discussed new paper of the same title by the Bank’s research department.

11 August 2000