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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Its original purpose – to aid the reconstruction of post - war Europe - soon shifted in the advent of decolonization to fostering economic development in developing countries . During this stage , Bank funds were often channelled ...
Perhaps the most clear statement of his position is in his essay ' Human rights and economic development : can they be ... First , Sfeir - Younis argues that it is crucial to address the role that economics , and in particular economic ...
The emergence of industries associated with fund management was expected to further reinforce economic development . Deep economic crises also had a striking impact on perceptions of the problems facing pensions and the solutions to ...
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