WDR

Knowledge

News

World Bank research impact questioned

World Bank evaluations of the influence of its research and reports paint a mixed picture.

6 April 2011

Gender

News

WDR Gender outline misses women's rights

In January, the Bank released an outline of the 2012 World Development Report on gender equality and development.

17 February 2011

Knowledge

News

WDR 2009's quiet entrance

The World Development Report (WDR) 2009, Reshaping Economic Geography was launched in November to little fanfare, buried deep in the wake of the financial crisis.

16 February 2009

Land

News

Failing small farmers: The World Bank and agriculture

Stinging from a critique from its own evaluation unit on its work on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, the World Bank released its flagship annual report on agriculture in October to heavy criticism from civil society.

4 December 2007

Land

Analysis

WDR 2008 preview: a Bank draft for agricultural development?

The World Bank recently released a near-final version of its 2008 World Development Report on 'agriculture for development', ahead of the official release on 19 October.

26 August 2007 | Review

Land

Analysis

Concerns e-voiced: WDR on 'agriculture for development' in consultation process

The World Bank released a first draft of its latest World Development Report on 'agriculture for development' on 9 April.

23 April 2007 | Review

Land

News

Bank to release WDR on agriculture

The World Bank's 2008 World Development Report (WDR), to be released in October, will focus on agriculture for development.

2 April 2007

IFI governance

News

Knowledge Bank-rupted: Evaluation says key World Bank research ‘not remotely reliable’

An evaluation by a panel of self-described ‘academic superstars’ has cast doubt over the independence and reliability of World Bank research.

31 January 2007

Land

News

World Development Report 2008 - Agriculture for development

Information on the World Development Report 2008 including updates on recent civil society consultations.

17 January 2007

Land

News

World Development Report 2007 on youth: familiar prescriptions

The World Bank’s flagship annual report, the World Development Report was released in September, focusing on youth. Plans are already underway for next year’s edition on agriculture, and follow-up continues on last year’s report on equity.

23 November 2006