The World Bank and Governance: A Decade of Reform and Reaction
Diane Stone, Christopher Wright
Routledge, 2007 - 276 من الصفحات
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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... NGOs from external consultations , and was to maintain the Bank's trans- parency during the latter stages of the strategy process and during the policy process . This may have helped increase the process legitimacy of the new forest ...
... NGOs to participate in the policy formation process and the compromises involved led to discontent among many NGOs . The Bank forest strategy team indicated that NGO groups had an influence on the wording that went into the policy , but ...
... NGOs during the stakeholder consultations , but were not explicitly addressed in the draft Forest Operational Policy . The Bank responded to NGO criticisms by noting that NGO concerns would be addressed during the revision of a Bank ...
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