ERIC Number: ED465681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Poverty Reduction and the World Bank: Progress in Operationalizing the WDR 2000/2001.
Arulpragasam, Jehan; Prennushi, Giovanna
In response to the experience of the 1990s, the international community has adopted a set of international development goals for reductions in income poverty and improvements in human development indicators. The report states that attacking poverty in low- and middle-income countries is the greatest single challenge facing the global development community as the world moves forward into the 21st century. Despite progress, improvement has been slower than had been hoped. The World Bank is responding to this challenge and translating the approach of the "World Development Report 2000/2001" on poverty into practice. The WDR 2000-2001 has been a milestone in the work of fighting poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results, codifying and extending the scope of the poverty reduction mission. Following an introduction, the report is divided into four chapters: (1) "Fighting Poverty: The Unfinished Struggle" (12 notes); (2) "Operationalizing the 'WDR 2000/2001' through Broader Understanding and Sharper Focus" (20 notes); (3) "Orienting Bank Operations To Support Opportunity, Empowerment, and Security" (7 notes); and (4) "Challenges Abroad." (Contains 9 annexes with additional data, 20 tables, and 13 boxes.) (BT)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Income, Models, Objectives, Poverty, Poverty Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.