25 March 1998 | Report
The World Bank And The State: A Recipe For Change? (links to PDFs)
The World Bank's 1997 World Development Report (WDR), The State in a Changing World, appears to mark an abandonment of support for minimal government in favour of a strong and vigorous state. Close analysis of the Report, however, suggests that the Bank is failing to engage with critics of neoliberalism, especially on distributional questions. This report was written by Nicholas Hildyard (March 1998).