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Launch of the World Development Report 2017


On Wednesday 15th February at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Edouard al-Dahdah, senior public sector specialist at the World Bank presented the 2017 World Development Report on Governance and the Law, accompanied by reflections by Mrs. Engelshoven (vice mayor, The Hague), Mr. Heemskerk (Netherlands Executive Director of the Board of the World Bank Group) and Mr Rebergen (Director General International Cooperation).

Listen to the Platform's interview with Mr. al-Dahdah below.

The report was warmly received, with some hailing it as a game-changing document. It certainly reads differently from what one might expect of a World Bank resource. The discussions during and after the presentation offered interesting insights into the drivers and consequences of poor governance and the effectiveness or failure of political decision-making, as well as evaluating the role of law in development as much as the rule of law.

Read the summary report here.