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Submitted by Kelly on
Barbara Stocking's criticism makes it appear as though failure to reach the MDGs is the fault of one party or another. The report is not attacking hardworking medical and health professionals, it is pointing out how programs can potentially be improved and made more accountable. Shouldn't the service delivery outcomes be more important than concerns over public image? The report highlights the issue of quiet corruption so that it can be addressed. I am glad that the World Bank is taking a more results based approach to their development programs, and that it is acting in a transparent manner. Glossing over the such issues ultimately harms individuals that are supposed to be helped by these programs--those who are already the poorest and most marginalized portions of the population.