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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However , when the 1993 Bank Forest Operational Policy took effect , its ' do no harm ' approach to forest management had a ' chilling effect in the years that followed ( Lele et al . 2000 ) . The Bank's many forest project failures ...
The net effect was a punctuated change at the departmental level . This did not lead to transformational or radical changes in the overall Bank system . It was , however , a significant departure from previous behaviours and norms in ...
The dominant feedback effect occurred during the establishment of a new strategy approach , where external stakeholder consultations , new information from Bank staff and other analytical work radically shifted forest strategy content ...
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