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TitleThe global poll : multinational survey of opinion leaders 2002 : full report
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMcIntosh, M, Poikolainen, A, Hewitt, K, Lubin, T, Knoll, K, McGaha, E, D'Amico, J
Pagination77 p. : 42 charts
Date Published2003-05-01
PublisherWorld Bank
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordsattitudes, bank filtration, communication, decision making, development aid, economic development, education, efficiency, environment, funding agencies, health, infrastructure, poverty, sdipol, surveys

This report is based on a survey of 2,600 opinion leaders in 48 developing and industrial countries, and in two multilateral organizations, carried out between October 2002 and March 2003. It begins by examining opinion leaders' assessment of the world situation and their own situation at home. Opinion leaders' attitudes toward globalization and its different aspects are also addressed. It then looks at opinion leaders' views of the foreign assistance process, including the importance of poverty reduction, debt relief and the fight against corruption as well as the role of foreign assistance organizations and recipient governments. After examining opinion leaders views of foreign assistance organizations in general, the report turns to opinion leaders' views of the World Bank. The questions in this section address several criticisms of the Bank, specifically that the Bank is detrimental and a hindrance to development. The report then turns to opinion leaders' assessment of the Bank's performance across eight primary mission areas - (1) reducing poverty, (2) strengthening governance, (3) fostering environmental sustainability, (4) improving infrastructure, (5) improving education, (6) improving health, (7) building a climate for investment, jobs and growth, and (8) reducing corruption. Finally, the report assesses the Bank's organizational culture and its communication and outreach programmes.

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