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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First , while the IFC , as other MDBs , may indeed be experiencing mission creep as a result of external demands from shareholders and stakeholders , the nature in which new organizational priorities or objectives become ...
across most CEE countries , World Bank consultants on intergovernmental fiscal reform can still rely on some ' universal principles ' ( Bird 2000 : 1 ) . a Conflicting economic objectives As has been indicated above , the ( US - based ) ...
Moreover , World Bank authors have recognised that economic objectives like efficiency , stability , equity and growth are a potential source of conflicts , and the resolution of these conflicts in a decentralised system is fairly ...
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