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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In the operational departments a powerful imperative is to lend money , and the attitude taken to human rights issues is predominantly instrumental , that is , ' will such an approach make for more and better lending ?
This limited the Bank's ability to conduct extensive outreach to stakeholders even though there was high technical uncertainty about the Bank's approach to conservation and how to address deforestation in forest areas not covered by the ...
Bank coordinators were given a great deal of flexibility when planning a new strategic approach to draft the revised forest strategy . It included new approaches to gathering ideas at the regional level using consultants , establishing ...
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