News story 20th Feb 2017

World Development Report 2017

On 15 February 2017, the CDES welcomed Professor Luis-Felipe López-Calva, co-Director of the World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law, to present the report at Monash University.

Professor López-Calva spoke widely on the issues covered in the report, which addresses fundamental questions at the heart of development. In particular, the report considers why carefully designed, sensible policies are too often not adopted or implemented; why, when they are, they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity; and why some bad policies endure.

It’s good to see the World Development Report engage with issues of how power asymmetries shape effectiveness and policies.

Gaurav Datt, Deputy Director of the CDES

Access the full report here, or download the report overview.

About Professor López-Calva

Luis F. López-Calva is the co-Director of the World Development Report 2017. He was previously Lead Economist and Regional Poverty Advisor in the Europe and Central Asia Region at The World Bank. Until 2013, he was Lead Economist at the Poverty, Equity and Gender Unit in the Latin America and Caribbean PREM Directorate, also at The World Bank. He served as Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at UNDP from 2007 to 2010.