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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Attributions of harm , however , and ascriptions of past and forwardlooking responsibility to particular global institutions , tend to be dismissed , whether because of the lack of clear causal connections , the difficulties in ...
What is important is not explicit ethical language , but how ethical values are imbued in ideas and embedded in institutions in ways that frame the choices they make . Some development actors seek to bridge their moral distance from the ...
The establishment of the Structural Adjustment Facility ( SAF ) in 1986 cemented the IMF's role in low - income countries and heightened the problem of crossconditionality ' - the practice of ' one institution withholding approval for a ...
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