After a few weeks of trials we are confident enough to take the plunge into the blogosphere and glad to present the Poverty and Growth Blog.
Maintained by the Poverty and Growth Program (PGP) of the World Bank Institute (WBI), the Poverty and Growth Blog will be one more instrument to share knowledge and help build capacity in poverty-related issues. It will bring together knowledge, news, resources, ideas and commentary on issues relating to the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of poverty reduction policies and strategies, and on other issues related to poverty and growth. Finally, it will also allow us to maintain an open, on-going dialogue with participants in our courses, with partners and, in general, with the broad public interested in poverty reduction.
The Poverty and Growth Blog authors will post new comments or materials frequently and regularly, but we want this blog to become a lively dialogue. We hope you will join us in this new and exciting forum. Feel free to comment on any of the postings in this blog.
Over the past weeks we have been looking at other blogs on Development issues already out there. Thank you for taking the lead and for the inspiration; World Resources Institute, Center for Global Development, Global Voices Online, Overseas Development Institute, Center for International Private Enterprise, Globalization Institute and others. In particular, a great thank you goes to our neighbors and colleagues from the Private Sector Development Blog, and to Pablo Halkyard.
Our blogroll will keep growing ...