Introduction to a symposium on the world development report 2008. World development report 2008 seeks to assess where, when, and how agriculture can be an effective instrument for economic development, especially. The global gender gap report 2008 we hope that this report will lead to greater awareness of the challenges and opportunities, in addition to serving as a catalyst for change in both high and lowranking countries, by revealing those countries that, within their region or their income group, are leaders in having divided resources equitably. Office of the publisher, the world bank, 1818 h street nw, washington, dc 20433, usa. World development report 2018 realizing the promise of. Gender equality and development will focus on the evolution of gender equality across the world in the context of the development process. The millennium development goals report 2008 foreword in adopting the millennium declaration in the year 2000, the international community pledged to. Banerjee december 2015 aadhaar, indias program to provide a unique identity number for every resident, is the largest biometric identification program in the world. This document summarizes the world development report 2008.
Who the world health report 2008 primary health care now. The financial support of the governments of france, norway and sweden is gratefully acknowledged. The world banks world development report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. The world health report 2008 primary health care now more than ever why a renewal of primary health care phc, and why now, more than ever. The livestock sector in the world development report 2008.
World development report 2008 agriculture for development. Global fdi flows, top 20 economies, 2006, 2007 3 figure 2. Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the millennium development goal that calls for halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. Agriculture for development world development report 2008 c the international bank for reconstruction and development the world bank. Human development reports united nations development. For 2008, the report revisited the theme of agriculture for development, last considered in 1982. It does so at two levels of analysis, which in turn reflect two possible ways of reading the wdr08. At the same time, about 70 percent of the world s poor live in rural areas and most depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. World development indicators wdi is the primary world bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized international sources. The world bank launched the mind, behavior, and development unit embed. The world development report 2008 wdr2008 on agriculture and development has been received with much expectation and controversy. The database contains 1,600 time series indicators for 217 economies and more than 40 country groups, with data for many indicators going back more than 50 years.
These indicators summarize the level and dimensions of risk facing each country, together with the capacity to manage risk along several different social, economic, financial, and environmental dimensions. The report will consider gender equality as a core development goal in itself, and will argue that gender equality matters for the pace of development. The theme chosen by the world bank for wdr 2008 is agriculture for development. United nations world youth report wyr united nations. World development report 2014 wdr 2014 data catalog. Transnational corporations and the infrastructure challenge 27 list of the world investment reports 31 questionnaire 35 figures figure 1. Service now more than ever world health organization. The policy chapter of this years report takes stock of efforts being made towards the reform of international investment agreements and surveys new. Gini puts conclusions from the 2015 world development report into practice. This 25 years hiatus, symbolic of the neglect of agriculture as an instrument for development, saw major changes leading to the current. Individuals using the internet % of population data.
Human development report 20072008 the human development report office hdro. The world development indicators is a compilation of relevant, highquality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. Conflict, security and development wdr is a document by the world bank on the challenges organised violence poses to the advancement of less developed countries. Trade in a globalizing world world trade report 2008 world trade report the world trade report is an annual publication that aims to deepen understanding about trends in trade, trade policy issues and the multilateral trading system.
It is the mostdownloaded world development report, with more than a million downloads, half of which before its official publication. The global gender gap report 2008 world economic forum. Human development reports united nations development programme. The global competitiveness report 20082009 world economic. Digital inclusion and public services in india shweta s. Individuals using the internet % of population international telecommunication union, world telecommunicationict development report and database. The global competitiveness report 20082009 this years global competitiveness report is being released at a time of multiple shocks to the global economy. Each report provides indepth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of developmentfrom agriculture, the role of the state, transition.
The world investment report supports policymakers by monitoring global and regional foreign direct investment trends and documenting national and international investment policy developments. Wdr reports world bank group international development. The ihdi reduces human development achievements by the inequality in the distribution of health, education, and income within countries, and provides a fuller, multidimensional view of inequality. Development report no 22 the world bank groups 2015. The principal writing team consisted of wim van lerberghe, tim evans, kumanan rasanathan and abdelhay mechbal. The subprime mortgage crisis and the ensuing credit crunch, combined with rising inflation worldwide and the consequent slowdown in demand in many advanced economies, has engendered. Release of the final report of the international comparison program icp and publication of new estimates of purchasing power parities ppps in world development indicators 2008 are an important statistical milestone. World development indicators 2008 english abstract. World development indicators 2008 english the world bank.
It is a product of the staff of the international bank for reconstruction and development the world bank. The human development report is the product of a collective effort. The study was led by simeon djankov and federica saliola. Development wdr assesses the potential contribution of the.
It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. Each year, the world bank publishes a world development report wdr with focus on a given theme. In many poor countries, agriculture accounts for at least 40 percent of gdp and 80 percent of. Other main contributors to the draftin g of the report were. Report of the world commission on environment and development. Table of contents of the world investment report 2008.
Our common future table of contents acronyms and note on terminology chairmans foreword from one earth to one world part i. World trade report world trade trade in a globalizing world. The millennium development goals report 2008 foreword in adopting the millennium declaration in the year 2000, the international community pledged to spare no effort to free our fellow men, women. They also link the report to a global research network in developing. These indicators are included in the data annex in the report wdr 2014. The world health report 2008 was produced under the overall direction of tim evans assistant directorgeneral and wim van lerberghe editorinchief. The world public sector report 2021 aims to document key trends in the institutional arrangements adopted by countries to implement the 2030 agenda, and to assess some of the strengths and weaknesses of those arrangements in relation to the performance of key. World public sector report 2021 institutions for the sustainable development goals. Fears that robots will take away jobs from people have dominated the discussion over the future of work, but the world development report 2019 finds that on balance this appears to be unfounded. The report finds that over the last 30 years poverty has been reduced for most of the worlds population but this is not the case for the.
The worlds demand for food is expected to double within the next 50 years, while the natural resources that sustain agriculture will become increasingly scarce, degraded, and vulnerable to the effects of climate change. It is published under the responsibility of the secretarygeneral of the oecd. This booklet contains the overview, as well as a list of contents, from the world development report 2016. Globalization is putting the social cohesion of many countries under stress, and health systems are clearly not performing as well as they could and should. To collect material for the report, consultations are organized on the various themes that would be covered therein. World development report 2008 seeks to assess where, when, and how agriculture can be an effective instrument for economic development, especially development that favors the poor. Additional copies of doing business 2008, doing business 2007. The first is to read the wdr08 as a document for policy. The world bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups. The world bank launched the global insights initiative gini. The world development report 2019 studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. The world development report 2019 studies the impact of technology on the nature of work. Lessons from the world development report 2008 the world development report 2008 was a call for.
Transnational corporations and the infrastructure challenge. Agriculture is a vital development tool for achieving the. The organisation for economic cooperation and development oecd annual report is prepared by the public affairs division, public affairs and communications directorate. Water scarcity footprint of selected hydropower reservoirs 2015 harmonization of lca methodologies for metals 2014 historical aluminium inventories 19732014 2014 total unwrought. At the same time, about 70 percent of the worlds poor live in rural areas and most depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. The world youth report wyr is a flagship publication of the united nations department of economic and social affairs undesa, division for inclusive social development disd. For this purpose it uses gross national income gni per capita data in u. Pdf introduction to a symposium on the world development. This paper analyzes the response by ngos to the 2008 world development report wdr08. Drawing on surveys of nearly 30,000 firms in 53 developing countries, country case studies, and other new research, the report explores questions such as.
This note examines how the 2008 world bank world development report on agriculture for. These issues serve as sensitive barometers of a countrys development and wellbeing and as evidence of its priorities and values. Human development report 2007 2008 the human development report office hdro. The world development report 2005 argues that improving the investment climates of their societies should be a top priority for governments. This draft has not been cleared by the world bank and should not be quoted.
The primary world bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officiallyrecognized international sources. International trade is integral to the process of globalization. The world health report 2008 analyses how primary health care reforms, that embody the principles of universal access, equity and social justice, are an essential response to the health challenges. In the following report, we outline the history of the world banks approach and the crises that led up to the. Fdi flows by sovereign wealth funds, 19872007 7 figure 3. Oct 09, 20 these indicators are included in the data annex in the report wdr 2014. The state of the worlds children 2008 assesses the state of child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children today. Members of the national human development report unit nhdr provide detailed comments and advice throughout the research process. The report also benefited from collaboration with erasmus university, rotterdam, in the collection of data on, and analysis of, the largest tncs.596 706 425 810 1051 668 577 268 187 448 616 1213 260 683 84 1298 1133 371 891 5 478 1213 510 794 710 1117 397 882 1371 500 707 171 264 260 915 556 711 1209 452