Poverty analysis

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Protests at UN collaboration with Bank and Fund

In June, 80 non-governmental organizations and people’s movements issued a joint statement condemning the UN’s involvement in a joint UN, WB, IMF and OECD report A Better World for All, released during the follow-up summit to the Copenhagen Social Summit held five years ago.

11 August 2000

Finance

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Oxfam report on poverty targets

Missing the Target reviews progress towards the international development targets for 2015, highlighting the danger that none of the targets will be met.

11 August 2000

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Voices of the Poor study oversold by Bank

In mid-March the World Bank launched the first of a new set of studies, Voices of the Poor.

15 April 2000

Gender

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Gender and Poverty Assessments

An assessment of how gender has been incorporated into six World Bank poverty assessments reveals great variation in the way that gender is treated.

15 April 2000

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Absolute poverty rising: targets doubtful

New World Bank estimates suggest that 1.5bn people live in abject poverty, up from 1.

15 June 1999

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New Bank wisdom on economic crises

The Bank has identified 5 main ways in which macroeconomic crises affect the poor.

15 June 1999

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Bank Poverty Assessments - “irrelevant”?

The Bank’s Poverty Assessments contain “relatively little of policy relevance” because of their narrow focus on income-based poverty lines, according to a report by the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

14 April 1999

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Early fears of mass Indonesian poverty “unfounded”, says Bank

The worst fears of massive increases in poverty in Indonesia are “unfounded” according to a report by the World Bank, which draws on 3 new surveys on the social implications of the financial crisis.

15 March 1999

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Bank/Fund growth model questioned

Both ENDS and the Bretton Woods Project co-organised a roundtable meeting in early March to discuss the World Bank and IMF’s core economic models.

15 March 1999

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Poverty WDR virtual consultations

In September the World Bank organised an electronic consultation on its planned poverty World Development Report, due out October 2000.

15 December 1998