Global Platform of International Public Policies


Policy transfer among International Organizations – ‘borrowing’ classifications schemes: the case of the ‘developing country’ category

For at least the past half-century, it has become commonplace to divide the world into two broad groups: developed and developing countries. While this categorization has generally not been taken as one with clear hard...

Knowledge battles at the World Bank: How institutional activists introduced the norm of participation into international development policy

Our presentation focuses on the genealogy of participatory approaches at the World Bank in the late twentieth century. It examines how the issue of participation initially gained traction within the organization’s...

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