Those involved in the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) campaign routinely state “Africa will miss all the MDGs.” This paper argues that a series of arbitrary choices made in defining “success” or “failure” as achieving numerical targets for the Millennium Development Goals made attainment of the MDGs less likely in Africa than in other regions even when its progress was in line with the historical or contemporary experience of other regions. The statement that, “Africa will miss all the MDGs” thus paints an unfairly bleak portrait of Africa.
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In June 2007, the WIPO Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a Development Agenda (PCDA) adopted recommendations to be considered at the 2007 WIPO General Assembly. To access a copy of this document, please click here.
In 2004, Argentina and Brazil proposed the establishment of a development agenda for the World Intellectual Property Organization. To access a copy of this document, please click here.
The World Bank Department of Institutional Integrity leads the anti-corruption efforts at the World Bank. The Department of Institutional Integrity is mandated by the World Bank Group to investigate allegations of fraud and corruption in Bank Group operations as well as allegations of staff misconduct. The Integrity Department reports its findings to senior management, who in turn decide what measures should be taken. In addition, the Integrity Department assists in preventative efforts to protect Bank Group funds, and those funds entrusted to it, from misuse and to deter fraud and corruption in its operations.
This paper articulates the World Bank Group’s strategy for heightening its focus on governance and anticorruption as an integral part of its work to reduce poverty and promote growth. To access a copy of this document, please click here.
On September 13, 2007, an Independent Panel, chaired by Paul A. Volker, published its Review of the World Bank Group Department of Institutional Integrity. The Independent Review Panel was constituted to review the work of the Department of Institutional Integrity and to place that work in the context of the World Bank Group’s Governance and Anticorruption strategy. The Independent Panel’s objective was to find ways to improve the Department of Institutional Integrity, a relatively new and small unit within the Bank tasked with investigating everything from complaints about sexual harassment to evidence of bid-rigging, bribery, mismanagement and fraud in the Bank's $23 billion annual lending portfolio. To access a copy of this document, please click here.
In March 2007, the World Bank’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the World Bank Group's governance strategy. This implementation plan articulates concrete steps to implement that strategy. To access a copy of this document, please click here.
The World Bank, through its Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF), has been at the forefront of conducting development activities in accordance with the intent and guidelines of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. The CDF is designed to help countries achieve more effective poverty reduction. It emphasizes the interdependence of all elements of development- social, structural, human, governance, environmental, economic, and financial.
In this editorial, the editors of the Wall Street Journal question the World Bank’s commitment to the work of its Department of Institutional Integrity. To access a copy of this article, please click here.
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