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World Development Report 2003:
Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World

WASHINGTON, August 21, 2002 — The next 50 years could see a fourfold increase in the size of the global economy and significant reductions in poverty, provided that governments act now to avert a growing risk of severe damage to the environment and profound social unrest, according to a new World Bank report.

Press Release "World Bank Urges More Balanced Global Approach To Development" in English, French, (20K Word), Portuguese, , and Spanish.
Regional Press Release on Africa (press release (35K PDF) & charts (20K PDF)), East Asia & the Pacific (40K PDF), Middle East & North Africa (35K PDF), and South Asia (40K PDF)
Press Conference Transcript
Text of the Report
Overview (165K PDF)
Complete Text (2.8 MB)
Text by Chapter:

Introductory Material Table of Contents, Acknowledgments, Foreword, Acronyms and Abbreviations (75K PDF)
Roadmap to World Development Report 2003 (240K PDF)
Chapter 1: Achievements and Challenges (100K PDF)
Chapter 2: Managing a Broader Portfolio of Assets (325K PDF)
Chapter 3: Institutions for Sustainable Development (185K PDF)
Chapter 4: Improving Livelihoods on Fragile Lands (210K PDF)
Chapter 5: Transforming Institutions on Agricultural Land (165K PDF)
Chapter 6: Getting the Best from Cities (195K PDF)
Chapter 7: Strengthening National Coordination (185K PDF)
Chapter 8: Global Problems and Local Concerns (175K PDF)
Chapter 9: Pathways to a Sustainable Future (125K PDF)
Bibliographical Notes (100K PDF)

Selected World Development Indicators (100K PDF)

Other World Bank Resources
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