Launch of the World Development Report 2017
On 15 February 2017, the World Development Report (WDR) 2017 “Governance and the Law” was launched in The Hague.
Read the summary report here.
The World Bank’s landmark report sheds new light on how governance and the law can help promote effective sustainable development. The report emphasises the functions of institutions and identifies power asymmetries as causes of suboptimal policy making. Law is considered a potentially powerful instrument to reshape the policy arena. You can find a summary of the report here. For the entire report, please click here (to be uploaded in the course of January).
The launch featured a welcome by Ingrid van Engelshoven, Vice Mayor of The Hague and an introduction by Frank Heemskerk, Executive Director of the Board of the World Bank Group. Edouard Al Dahdah, Economist and member of the World Bank’s WDR 2017 team, presented the report. Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, delivered a speech.