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World Development Reports
World Development Report   2000/2001: Attacking Poverty  
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World Development Report (WDR) 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty
Date: April 22, 2004

News Archive

Press release: New World Bank Report Urges Broader Approach To Reducing Poverty

Transcript: WDR launch (9/12/00)

Speech: Jim Wolfensohn's Keynote Address at the Conference on World Poverty and Development: A Challenge for the Private Sector

WDR Newsletters

External review

"A Critical Review of the WDR" by the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty

Related links

Report: Progress in Operationalizing the WDR 2000/01(3/1/02)

WDR 2004: Making Services Work for Poor People
WDR 2005: Improving the Investment Climate for Growth and Poverty Reduction
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At the start of a new century, poverty remains a global problem of huge proportions. World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty argues that major reductions in all dimensions of poverty are possible--that the interaction of markets, state institutions, and civil societies can harness the forces of economic integration and technological change to serve the interests of poor people and increase their share of society's prosperity. More...

Core team
WDR workplan (1998-2000)

Overview — Attacking Poverty: Opportunity, Empowerment, and Security
Simultaneous actions to expand opportunity, empowerment, and security can create a new dynamic for change that will make it possible to tackle human deprivation and create just societies that are also competitive and productive. If the developing world and the international community work together to combine this insight with real resources, both financial and those embodied in people and institutions—their experience, knowledge, and imagination—the 21st century will see rapid progress in the fight to end poverty.

Background Materials


Selected World Development Indicators (various years)

World Development Reports (complete series)
(in construction)

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- Agrarian policies
- Agribusiness

- Aid
- Bureaucracy
- Debt
- Decentralization
- Dependency theory
- Development
- Development Economics
- Economic Policies
- Employment/Unemployment
- Foreign Direct Investment
- Gender
- Human Rights
- Human Development
- Hunger
- Inequality/social exclusion
- Informal sector
- International Trade
- Integrated International

- Labour Market
- Microfinance
- Migration
- Poverty
- Privatization
- State/Civil Society/

- Sustainable Development
- Transnational Corporations
- Urbanization

- Complete list of development themes