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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A particularly noticeable trend is the growing gap among developing countries in the power and influence they can exert over the Bank's programmes and projects . The highly uneven growth of transnational private capital flows in the ...
The introduction of ' policy - based lending ' – the disbursement of funds based on a programme of reform in recipient ... These programmes were also often accompanied by stabilization programmes agreed upon between the countries ...
... of the State programme , aimed at enhancing transparency in public administration by disclosure of information . ... its bases of legitimacy not only to implement programmes in the national arena , but also in other countries .
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