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 Bank has identified 5 main ways in which macroeconomic crises affect the poor.
New World Bank estimates suggest that 1.5bn people live in abject poverty, up from 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World Bank’s World Development Report for next year will tackle the thorny questions of which institutions can direct economic, social and environmental policies in an age of globalization.