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Globalization and institutions: the Bank aims to set agenda

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.

15 December 1998

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Major new Bank report on aid

A major new Policy Research Report by the Bank argues that it is pointless to provide aid money to countries unless they have certain economic policies and a good institutional environment.

15 December 1998

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Green accounting debate in crucial stage

For about a decade the World Bank has made occasional statements that countries should move away from orthodox national accounts and integrate environmental and social costs and benefits.

15 December 1998

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Organising for the 2000 poverty report

The 2000 Report will tackle poverty and be led by Ravi Kanbur, of Cornell University in the USA, working with a team of Bank staff including Michael Walton, Director, Poverty Reduction.

15 September 1998

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Official report critiques Bank poverty strategy

A new report, commissioned by the Government of Norway, reveals that the World Bank has a long way to go in clarifying and operationalising its poverty reduction objectives.

15 September 1998

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Discussions proposed on economic growth

The Bretton Woods Project has been working with Both ENDS and other organisations to discuss a possible meeting to discuss the fundamental way that the World Bank/IMF measure development: economic growth.

15 September 1998

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What is the WDR for, and how is it produced?

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.

15 September 1998

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Controversy over knowledge development report

Drafting the 1998 World Development Report has proved so controversial that one of its co-authors resigned and the Board asked for changes which delayed its print schedule.

15 September 1998

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Faith meets finance

In February World Bank President James Wolfensohn met the leaders of nine religious faiths to discuss views on development.

15 April 1998

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Bulletin dissects Bank report on the State

The April 1998 Institute for Development Studies Bulletin critiques the Bank’s World Development Report, The State in a Changing World.

15 April 1998