Religion in International Politics and Development

Religion in International Politics and Development

The World Bank and Faith Institutions

John A. Rees

This unique and fascinating book illustrates that in moving the research agenda forward – despite whatever methodological pitfalls that may await in the attempt – the dynamics of religion must now be considered to be of central and abiding importance in the study of world politics.

Appendix: WFDD phases of development (1999-2005)

John A. Rees

Subjects: development studies, development studies, politics and public policy, international relations

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M2686 - REES TEXT.indd 150 Appendix: WFDD phases of development (1998–2005) Contestation (November 2000–May 2005) ● Commencement (February 1998–November 2000) ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 150 ● ● ● 1998 WFDD Faith Leaders meeting 1, Lambeth (February) Wendy Tyndale appointed WFDD Director WDR Dialogue, Buckingham Palace (21 October) WDR Dialogue, Rome (December) ● ● 2000–1 Wolfensohn proposal for a ‘Directorate on Faith’ rejected by WBG Executive Board 24:0 (late 2000) David Bryer (Oxfam) accepts then rejects appointment as CEO of the WFDD (January 2001) Structural and staffing problems ensue; WFDD consolidates existing work and WBG faith initiative continues via the DDVE ● ● 2003 Vineeta Shanker joins WFDD and begins research in ‘Faith in the Global Economic System’ (March) Regional workshops on FBO service delivery (Autumn) WFDD Trustees meeting, Washington. Lengthy discussion on WFDD future and viability (9–10 April) Paper, ‘WFDD – the future’ (September 2003) WFDD involved in WCC-WBG-IMF dialogue, Geneva (September) Case studies begin to be published (October) WFDD workshop – Ghana (28–29 October) WFDD workshop – Tanzania (11–13 November) WFDD workshop – Thailand (5–7 December) ● 2002 Michael Taylor appointed as WFDD director; Wendy Tyndale begins stepping down as WFDD co-ordinator; plans to increase WFDD to six (February) ● ● 1999 WDR Dialogue, Johannesburg (January) WBG launches CDF (January) WDR Dialogue, Berlin (February) WFDD Comment on draft of WDR 2000/01Attacking Poverty, World Bank (June) IMF/WBG prioritize HIPC and PRSPs (September) WFD interfaith working group in Ethiopia commences (February) 2004 WFDD-CGE Seminar Series ‘Alternatives to Global Capitalism’ (Autumn 03–Summer 04) 29/07/2011 10:04 ● ● ● ● M2686 - REES TEXT.indd 151...

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