The World Bank and Governance: A Decade of Reform and Reaction
This timely book offers the first critical examination of World Bank policy reforms and initiatives during the past decade.
The World Bank is viewed as one of the most powerful international organizations of our time. The authors critically analyze the influence of the institution’s policy and engagement during the past decade in a variety of issue areas, including human rights, domestic reform, and the environment.
The World Bank and Governancedelves into the bowels of the World Bank, exploring its organizational structure, professional culture and bureaucratic procedures, illustrating how these shape its engagement with an increasingly complex, diverse and challenging operational environment. The book includes chapters on two under-researched divisions of the World Bank: the International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. Several illuminating country studies are also included, analyzing the World Bank's activities in Argentina, Bolivia, Lebanon, Hungary and Vietnam.
This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, development, politics and economics.
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She also uncovered how the revision of the operational policy was conducted with much more centralized control than the formation of the strategy , in part because it would have greater implications for the Bank's forest sector work .
As a result , the first stage of the strategic review process had a balancing effect on the level of overall strategic change within the Bank . This is because inertia had increased in the central organizational system .
The second concerned how to engage in politically divisive governance reform without contradicting the apolitical mandate of the Bank . In this context , the staff from the Bank's Legal Department faced the dilemma of either securing ...
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the challenge of institutionalizing
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