2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Social Science

HIV/AIDS and the World Bank: Goals, Practice, and the Perpetuation of Global Inequality
Sarah E. McDuff
Dr. Amber Johnson, Faculty Mentor

In recent years, the World Bank has emerged as the most wide-reaching and powerful international development agency in the world. It has enormous influence over development discourse and administers hundreds of programs worth billions of dollars each year. In the past decade, the World Bank has begun to exert its power and influence more heavily in the area of health, especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This paper explores the connection between the World Bank’s stated goals and actual practice through an examination of the implementation of HIV/AIDS World Bank Programs in Africa. The research findings suggest that while the bank indicates that its goals are raising living standards and poverty alleviation, there is a disconnect between these stated goals and actual practice.

Keywords: World Bank, HIV/AIDS, Africa, development

Topic(s):Sociology/Anthropology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 29-1
Location: VH 1412
Time: 9:45

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