Case | HBS Case Collection | January 1997

World Bank (A1): Rural Development (Revisited)

by George C. Lodge


Begins with a brief description of the World Bank and its commitment to rural development. Discusses the bank's Northeast rural development program in Brazil, outlining its failure, success, and structural design. The questions raised by the project are left for the reader to resolve. Finally, the appendix highlights the bank's experience with rural development.

Keywords: International Finance; Development Economics; Rural Scope; Policy; Problems and Challenges; Government Legislation;


Lodge, George C. "World Bank (A1): Rural Development (Revisited)." Harvard Business School Case 797-090, January 1997.