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Nora Lustig a CGD Board member and an early and effective advocate for combining sound macroeconomic policy with effectively targeted social programs, is the focus of a thoughtful profile in this month's F&D, the quarterly magazine of the IMF.
We at CGD, inspired by queries and suggestions from our local partners in the NGO world, including especially David Beckman, President of Bread for the World, are beginning to consider how we might construct a measure of the quality (beyond the quantity) of the aid programs of the major donors.
Nancy Birdsall delivered the speech Beyond the Consensus of Washington: New Social Contract in Latin America in Lima, Peru on November 17, 2005 at a seminar hosted by the Group for the Analysis of Development
Let us applaud the decision of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, to open up the process of recruiting his No. 2 -- by appointing a search committee of Bank staff to be supported by an outside search firm. (See Lesley Wroughton’s fine Reuters report: Wolfowitz Starts Search for World Bank Top Officials
Congressman Jim Kolbe’s surprise pre-Thanksgiving announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2006 represents a real loss for those of us who work to improve U.S. policies towards developing countries.
This report by Nancy Birdsall, Adeel Malik and Milan Vaishnav was prepared for the World Bank's Operations Evaluation Department. The report focuses on the role of the World Bank in support of poverty reduction during the period beginning in 1990 and concluding in 2003. It reviews and discusses the Bank's analytic work and its efforts to bring change through policy dialogue and lending programs.