Social activists, academics and researchers from Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, South Africa and Thailand gathered prior to the Spring Meetings to condemn the land reform policies driven by the World Bank and IMF for driving many families into poverty and increasing indebtedness.
8 May 2002
The World Bank finally released a draft World Development Report on sustainable development at the beginning of April. Commentators gave the report a mixed reception. While some praised its recognition of the political and social context of sustainability, critics charged that the Report is far behind current thinking on climate change and fails to adequately address the role of rich countries in fostering sustainable development.