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By Boris Pleskovic, Nicholas Stern

ISBN-10: 0585465630

ISBN-13: 9780585465630

ISBN-10: 0821353861

ISBN-13: 9780821353868

This annual convention is a world accumulating of the world's major students and improvement practitioners. one of the attendees are members from constructing international locations, universities, imagine tanks, NGOs, and foreign monetary associations. those papers pay attention to matters like exchange and poverty; Africa's destiny; rural or commercial improvement; schooling and empowerment; and funding weather and productiveness.

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The Bank plays an advocacy role in other global issues that either promote or impede international development. One recent example is advocacy in favor of dismantling trade barriers in wealthy countries. For example, the Bank’s Global Economic Prospects 2002 report and its policy research report on Globalization, Growth, and Poverty last year were oriented toward the WTO talks in Doha, and explored how rich-country subsidies, tariffs, and nontariff barriers hinder progress in the developing world.

Our objective is to link outcomes to these indicators. For example, we can compare productivity and wages at the plant level for similar industries in China and India. Other outcome measures would be total factor productivity or growth rate of output. Some investment climate indicators are best captured at the national level, such as shipping costs or the bureaucratic framework for starting firms. For those issues, the Bank is beginning to measure national indicators of regulatory obstacles to entrepreneurs.

The Bank and other international organizations also play a key role in effecting change at a global level and in developed countries. In part, they do this through their convening role. • For example, through its work on PRSPs, the Bank can help ensure coordination among development partners to provide strong support for country leadership. • On a regional level, the Onchocerciasis (Riverblindness) Control Program is an example in which the Bank convened partners from developing countries, donors, 28 | NICHOLAS STERN the private sector, and civil society to eliminate this costly disease from an 11country region of West Africa.

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