The tussle about what the WDR should and should not emphasize demonstrates that there are forces inside and outside the World Bank hostile to even a modest modification of the dominant paradigm on development.
Bank President James Wolfensohn announced in mid-July that he was taking a six week sabbatical.
The e-conference to discuss the World Bank’s Poverty World Development Report has concluded with a clear statement of what the WDR team plan to do to change their draft.
By Michael Goldman * For the enormous power and global reach the World Bank has…
The electronic conference on the draft Poverty World Development Report co-organised by the Bretton Woods Project in February and March attracted 1,500 participants and sparked a fascinating exchange of views.
The WDR 2001/2002 will focus on the institutional infrastructure necessary for a strong and well-functioning market economy.
The Bank’s World Development Report 1999-2000, due out in mid-September, will examine globalization, localization, urbanization, and environmental change, presenting their implications for institutions and for policy.
The Bretton Woods Project will run an electronic conference to discuss the first draft of the World Bank’s Poverty World Development Report.
The World Bank’s 1999/2000 World Development Report, due for release in September, will contain much material of interest to NGOs working on international policy issues.
In September the World Bank organised an electronic consultation on its planned poverty World Development Report, due out October 2000.