Roundtable Discussions

Making Services Work for Poor People

Date : 1/18/2003

Speakers : Shantayanan Devarajan, the World Bank; Mona El-Baradie, Cairo University; Ahmed Galal, ECES

This roundtable discussion focused on the draft World Development Report for 2004, which aimed to make services accessible for the poor. Topics addressed are: 1- Why high growth and public expenditures are insufficient to make services reach the poor; 2- some innovative approaches to address this problem; and 3- the report’s implications for Egypt.