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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Less developed country influence The influence of developing country governments on the Bank , as both shareholders and loan recipients , has also been transformed in recent years . A particularly noticeable trend is the growing gap ...
In parallel with this there has been , in recent years , a return to fundamental ethical issues : asking not only ' how ' but also ' why ' development must be provided . In the past , the motives for giving aid have tended to be a ...
While they are generally convinced ( as argued in the recent Social Development Strategy ) that , for example , accountability is a very important element , this does not necessarily mean that this can or should be operationalized ...
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