Monday, April 11, 2011
[IWS] World Bank: WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2011: CONFLICT, SECURITY, & DEVELOPMENT [11 April 2011]
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World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development
[full-text, 352 pages]
Press Release 11 April 2011
Citizen Security, Justice and Jobs Key to Breaking Cycles of Political and Criminal Violence: World Bank Report
Press Release No:2011/412/DEC
1.5 billion people in countries affected by repeated cycles of violence, with poverty rates more than 20 percentage points higher than other countries, says WDR 2011
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 – Some 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by repeated cycles of political and criminal violence, and no low-income fragile or conflict-affected country has yet to achieve a single Millennium Development Goal. Fixing the economic, political, and security problems that disrupt development and trap fragile states in cycles of violence requires strengthening national institutions and improving governance in ways that prioritize citizen security, justice, and jobs, according to a new report from the World Bank.
“If we are to break the cycles of violence and lessen the stresses that drive them, countries must develop more legitimate, accountable and capable national institutions that provide for citizen security, justice and jobs.” said World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick. “Children living in fragile states are twice as likely to be undernourished and three times as likely to be out of school. And the effects of violence in one area can spread to neighboring states and to other parts of the world, hurting development prospects of others and impeding economic prospects for entire regions.”
The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development follows a speech delivered by Zoellick in 2008 to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, entitled “Fragile States: Securing Development”. Noting that military and development disciplines too often worked on separate paths, Zoellick called for bringing security and development together to break the cycles of fragility and violence affecting more than one billion people.
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