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People and development : annual meetings address by James D. Wolfensohn, President (English)

These remarks were delivered by James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, during the Annual Meetings in Washington, DC. The speech begins with a discussion on the past year, focusing on IDA funding, the issue of unsustainable debt, partnerships, private sector development, post conflict work, and the beginning of a "results" culture at the World Bank. The speech then focuses on the strategic agenda, including a compact between donors, an integrated approach to development, a new knowledge partnership, and pursuing change in the World Bank's culture. The remarks conclude with the idea that working together is a challenge for all and a responsibility for world: for social justice, for economic opportunity, for human well-being, and for history.


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    Wolfensohn,James D.

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    People and development : annual meetings address by James D. Wolfensohn, President

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Wolfensohn,James D.

People and development : annual meetings address by James D. Wolfensohn, President (English). Presidential speech Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.