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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The new coordinator assembled an informal , five - person team composed of Bank staff , primarily from the ESSD Network , that had all been working on the forest issue for some time . These members met in an initial brainstorming ...
To gain further internal organizational support for the strategy , OED staff conducted a staff survey on the 1991 strategy and 1993 policy . Staff wanted : a more flexible policy that allowed the commercial logging of tropical moist ...
of the matrix structure in 1996 , which increases competition among staff and enhances lobbying behaviour for new policies . The Fund , on the other hand , completely depends on its principals for its finances . Every decision to expand ...
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