Governance and the Rule of Law are the topic of this year's World Development Report and the upcoming CAIDP-CCIL conference. Two recent articles explore different aspects of the links with development:
The World Bank Group is streaming twenty-five events from the 2017 Spring Meetings. Engage live, join the conversation, and pose your questions. Recordings of completed events are also available. http://live.worldbank.org/spring-meetings-2017
BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017— Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. Kim then left on a trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to emphasize the Bank Group’s support for the entire region.
Trump's presidential memorandum regarding the Mexico City Policy reintroduces and extends this Policy (also referred to as the Global Gag Rule) that in the past meant that foreign NGOs must disavow any involvement with abortion in order to receive U.S. family planning funding.
Blended Finance: Understanding its potential for Agenda 2030
Financing the ambitious Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be an enormous undertaking, with a funding gap in developing countries estimated at between US$1.9 trillion and US$3.1 trillion each year between now and 2030. Substantial additional financial resources from both domestic and international sources need to be mobilised, and attention has turned to how to make this happen.