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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The first assumption is that aid has a better chance to succeed when approaches among donors and between a donors and recipients are integrated . The second assumption is that recipient leadership and ownership is necessary to implement ...
EU assistance is generally driven by regional integration as an instrument to alleviate poverty when individual nations are too weak to counter the forces of globalization . An integrated region acting as a free trade area , as a ...
A central claim of integrative frameworks is that successful development is more likely to be achieved when countries are consistently pursuing integrated , coherent and long - term policies and programs . Lebanon lacked the capacity to ...
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