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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Indeed , under the new aid framework civil society organizations have a triple role to play : ( 1 ) to provide “ accountability ' ; ( 2 ) to provide services to the poor as sub - contractors of the state ; and ( 3 ) to provide ...
Rethinking the role of the World Bank Most of the existing critical analysis of the World Bank as a financial and knowledge institution has emphasised the powerful role of the Bank in framing normative frameworks that circumscribe and ...
provides new grounds for further analysis of the role of the World Bank in policy processes in developing countries ( see also Harrison 2005 ) . From the point of view of The World Bank staff , reform either is considered to be the ...
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