Roundtable Discussions

World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty

Date : 2/5/2001

Speakers : John Page, the World Bank

At the start of a new century, poverty remains a global problem of huge proportions. World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty argued that major reductions in all dimensions of poverty are possible and 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.