Subject: [fem-women2000 414] 世界銀行とグローバル化議論への衝撃 /A serious blow for the World Bank and for sensible discussion of globalisation
From: lalamaziwa <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 16:03:54 +0900
Seq: 414 からの情報(抜粋翻訳)


依頼されていたRavi Kanbur(コーネル大学)が辞表を提出した。


同報告書の作成過程で、Ravi Kanbur は、NGOにインターネット討論を



>-------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Key World Bank author resigns: release 
>> Date:Wed, 14 Jun 2000 17:17:09 +0100  
>>  Dear Friends, Attached and below is our statement on the resignation of
>>Ravi Kanbur as lead author of the World Bank's forthcoming World
>>Development Report on  Poverty. This is apparently over a policy row on
>>globalisation issues. I hope you will be able inform others about this, ie
>>NGOs, researchers  and press. Please let us know if you find out other
>>information. Alex  14 June 2000 Contact: Alex Wilks: 0207 523 2170
>>(daytime), or 0207 284 1886 (evening)  Ravi Kanbur's resignation as World
>>Development Report lead author:  a serious blow for the World Bank and for
>>sensible discussion of  globalisation  Ravi Kanbur, lead author of the
>>World Bank's forthcoming World Development Report (WDR) on Poverty, has
>>tendered his resignation. He has sent a letter to senior Bank management
>>expressing his concerns about what he saw as unreasonable pressure to tone
>>down WDR sections on globalisation.  Reliable Washington sources indicate
>>that US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has got directly involved in
>>re-writing the globalisation sections of this report, which is likely to be
>>extremely prominent in future discussions of international issues and in
>>guiding aid interventions.   Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World
>>Affairs, Cornell University, was appointed by the Bank in Spring 1998 to
>>lead the team writing this report. His writings and the genuine efforts he
>>made to commission research from and consult a range of groups across the
>>world have won him much respect. Many people had hoped the World Bank's
>>report for this year might break new ground compared to its predecessors
>>and open up debates on issues such as free trade and political
>>disempowerment. Kanbur was at pains to stress that policy-makers must
>>examine the detailed, disaggregated impacts on different population groups,
>>rather than relying on general formulae. The organisations which have fed
>>into this report are very concerned to know what will happen to it now that
>>Kanbur has been forced out.  "The resignation of the lead author of this
>>flagship Bank report confirms our view that the World Bank is unable to
>>accept dissenting views,  " 
>> At Ravi Kanbur's request, the Bretton Woods Project and New Policy
>>Institue ran an electronic conference to discuss the WDR first draft which
>>(a first for the Bank) was disseminated in January this year. The
>>conference attracted 1,523 people from over 80 countries. Many respondents
>>felt that the draft WDR 2000/01 reflected real progress compared to its
>>predecessors, with an increased examination of non-income dimensions of
>>poverty and recognition of insecurity, voicelessness and powerlessness. It
>>moved beyond national average figures on poverty incidence to examine the 
>>many factors which influence poverty outcomes for vulnerable population
>> A number of contributors, however, urged the WDR to be bolder in its
>>conclusions, particularly on the political obstacles to implementing
>>pro-poor policies, and the need for a rights-based approach to press 
>> Resources available: 
>> For more information on the e-conference, including a full archive of
>>contributions, see: 
>> For more general background on the WDR, see: 

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