Attacking persistent poverty in low-and middle-income countries is the greatest single challenge confronting the global development community today. 'Poverty Reduction and the World Bank' examines how the World Bank is responding to this challenge and how it is implementing the approach recommended in the 'World Development Report 2000/2001'. This report analyzes the progress made on the World Bank's poverty reduction agenda. It also examines the challenges faced by the World Bank in operationalizing the 'World Development Report 2000/2001'. 'Poverty Reduction and the World Bank' covers four principle areas: the status of poverty around the world; the focus of poverty in World Bank activities during 2000 and 2001; how the World Bank is progressing in operationalizing the approach to poverty reduction put forth in the 'World Development Report 2000/2001'; and the challenges that lie ahead.
Publisher: World Bank Publications