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'Investment Climate, Growth, and Poverty' addresses important topics discussed at the fifth annual forum of the Berlin Workshop Series co-hosted by InWent and the World Bank, held in September 2003. At the meetings, key researchers and policy makers from Europe, the United States, and developing countries around the world met to identify and brainstorm on development challenges and successes that are examined in-depth in the 'World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone'.This title presents selected papers from the meetings which highlight key issues on investment climate; covering such issues as property and contractual rights, financial markets, regulation, governance, and corruption.