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Center for International Development at Harvard University

Established in 1998 by the Harvard Institute for International Development and the Kennedy School of Government, the Center for International Development (CID) is Harvard's primary center for research on sustainable international development. The CID is currently headed by Professor Dani Rodrik, who provides oversight and direction for the Center. On the site, visitors can learn about upcoming...
Fostering Community-Driven Development: What Role for the State?

Authored by Monica Das Gupta, Helene Grandvoinnet, and Mattia Romani, this compelling 31-page report is part of the World Bank's Policy Research Working Paper Series. The report, released in January 2003, begins by asking the question that has perplexed many policymakers on the national and international level: How can poor developing countries make their institutional settings more conducive to...
International Economic Development Council

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), was created through the merger of existing economic development organizations, effectively creating the nation's largest association working in this realm of public policy. The IEDC's mission is "to provide leadership and excellence in economic development for our communities, members and partners to build...
World Development Report 1998/99: Knowledge for Development

The World Bank has published the twenty-first annual World Development Report, investigating "the role of knowledge in advancing economic and social well-being." The report makes three important suggestions directed to developing countries. First, developing countries are encouraged to institute policies to narrow the gap between the information-poor and the information-rich. Second, governments,...