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(Issue No. 1)

As part of knowledge sharing activities under the Scaling-Up Program, we are providing our community (JJ/WBGSP scholars, alumni, and potential applicants) with the information on major issues relevant for international development. Our attempt is to share key policy issues with those who are working in various development fields.

Multinational Organizations

  World Bank

2005 the Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary
World Bank, Washington, D.C., September 24-25, 2005

World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development
World Bank, Washington, D.C., September 2005


Global Financial Stability report 2005 – Market Development and Issues
IMF, Washington, D.C., September 2005


News and ideas from the OECD Development Assistance Committee Secretariat,
OECD, September 2005

  United Nations

The 2005 World Summit
United Nations, New York, September 14-16, 2005

Human Development Report 2005
The United Nations Development Programme, New York, September 7, 2005

  African Development Bank (ADB)

ADB engages in AU/NEPAD dialogue on Peace and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
African Development Bank, September 19, 2005

  Japan's Official Development Asisstance 

"Turning Words Into Action" Address by H.E. Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan, at the UN Summit 2005
New York, September 15, 2005

Statement by H.E. Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, at the Special Meeting on Financing for Development during the UN Summit 2005
New York, September 15, 2005

  Other Publications

Open on Impact? Slow progress in World Bank and IMF poverty analysis
Eurodad (an European NGO network), September 15, 2005

"How much trust should we put in the funds?"
A briefing memo on the use of the World Bank trust funds.
Bretton Woods Project (an European NGO), September 15, 2005

"What's Wrong with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)?"
A briefing memo on MDG
Center for Global Development (an American think tank), Washington, D.C., September 12, 2005

"Ghost of 0.7%: Origins and Relevance of the International Aid Target"
A working paper
Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C., September 6, 2005

"A Preview of the United Nations General Assembly"
The transcript of the briefing
The Brookings Institution (an American think tank), September 13, 2005












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