Given the lack of clarity and satisfaction about how WDRs are produced, and the difficulty of persuading the authors to recognise and include alternative views, the Bretton Woods Project has written to the Bank asking for a formal explanation.
In February World Bank President James Wolfensohn met the leaders of nine religious faiths to discuss views on development.
The Bretton Woods Project is about to be sent the yellow cover draft of the Bank’s 1998 World Development Report.
The April 1998 Institute for Development Studies Bulletin critiques the Bank’s World Development Report, The State in a Changing World.
The quality of Bank country assistance strategies (CASs) has improved in the last two years, concludes a recent Bank review.
A new World Bank paper asks whether and how the international development targets (formerly known as “DAC targets”) for reducing poverty and improving social and environmental indicators might be achieved.
The 1998 World Development Report (WDR) will address issues of “Knowledge and Information for Development”.
A draft World Bank report examines poverty trends and assesses whether economic growth will be sufficient to reduce poverty to the 2015 targets agreed by donor governments in the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee.
In an annually repeated ritual the World Bank has "reaffirmed the central importance of poverty…