Bringing back the population factor at the World Bank

January 12, 2009 • News

The Lancet, Volume 370, Issue 9595, Pages 1303 – 1304, 13 October 2007 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61562-1 Cite or Link Using DOI

Population Issues in the 21st Century: The Role of the World Bank

Ever since the departure of Robert McNamara as its president in 1981, the World Bank has been ambivalent on the issue of population. McNamara was a convinced neoMalthusian, believing as he once stated that, after the threat of thermonuclear war, rapid population growth was perhaps the greatest threat to mankind. But not long after McNamara’s departure, the World Bank’s attitudes and thinking about population began to shift, in two ways.

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