As I have observed in previous articles arising from my 2011 Ghana trip, economic and political life here is comparatively stable and prosperous, and there has been substantial growth over the past decade - but how benefits are assessed very much depends on perspective. Structurally, and in terms of levelling income and power distribution, things look much less rosy, for sure.
Campaigners in both Bangladesh and Britain are resisting the conditions that the UK government is imposing on a climate finance offer to Bangladesh. UK ministers insist that their aid must be channelled through the World Bank.
The International Monetary Fund and World Bank should use their spring meetings to deliver the G20’s promise to protect the world’s poorest countries from economic devastation, development agency Oxfam says.