The World Bank and Jobs: a significant departure or business as usual?
The World Bank Group invests nearly $50 billion per year in development projects in middle and low income countries. Those investments are supposed to be justified in terms of the institution’s three-word mission statement, ‘help reduce poverty’. Its annual flagship publication takes a key development theme each year, and this year it is summed up in the report’s title, ‘Jobs’. Will it help to produce jobs that help reduce poverty? (2013)