A Controversial Report?

The Commission on Growth and Development accepts that the 2008 Growth Report may spark controversies. Its endorsement of special trade preferences for Africa has such potential, says World Bank Vice President Danny Leipziger, the panel's vice chair. Another is the commission's call for coordination between nations on pressing issues such as climate change and migration.

About the author

  • Mark Maathuis

    Mark Maathuis worked as an international correspondent for United Press International and reported for several Dutch magazines and Web sites on American politics, the "war on terror" and legal issues. He holds two master's degrees, one in journalism from American University and the other in civil law from Leiden University. Mark joined Devex in November 2007 as a fellow in our Washington, D.C., office and continued to contribute to our Web site the following year. He is a native speaker of Dutch, fluent in English, proficient in French and German, and speaks basic Italian.