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World Bank vision tested by Dhaka factory disaster

The worst industrial accident in the history of Bangladesh has exposed the scale of internal culture change necessary to validate the World Bank’s new goal to eliminate global poverty by 2030.

Energy poverty news for Rio+20: June 11

There’s more evidence of a looming challenge to the legitimacy of the UN’s Sustainable Energy For All (SEFA) initiative. A critical document described as a “Civil Society Statement” has appeared on two websites – the Gears of Change youth media project and Friends of the Earth UK (which describes it as “hot off the presses”). Neither website indicates who originated the document nor which civil society organisations endorse it. For the moment, it’s hard to surmise whether the sentiments expressed […]

In search of the bottom billion

New research published by the Washington-based Center for Global Development questions whether a core function of the World Bank in supporting poor countries is “heading toward retirement” by 2025.

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