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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Focusing on development results : the fight for power In Bolivia , the CDF provided a rationale for initiating a costly offensive against corrosive corruption that threatened the managerial integrity of Bank projects .
Furthermore , as a result of its hierarchical and highly controlled internal structure , there is generally less lobbying taking place in the Fund . The conditions in the Fund are much more controlled and the Board has much more ...
The end result , however , was not greater coordination , but greater constraints over the policy autonomy of borrowing countries . Mosley et al.'s extensive study of the World Bank's policy - based lending observed that the ...
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