World Development Report 2003 : Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World: Transforming Institutions, Growth, and Quality of Life

Technical Report

The report examines the relationship between competing policy objectives – reducing poverty, maintaining growth, improving social cohesion, and protecting the environment – over a 50-year horizon. It also notes that many good policies have been identified but not adopted or implemented, and traced this problem to distributional issues and institutional barriers (including institutional capture), reviewing institutional innovations that might help overcome these barriers. The WDR identifies three institutional characteristics to improve the provision of public goods. It also emphasizes that the burden of guaranteeing sustainable development must be shared locally, nationally, and globally.

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Dec 2002

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