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The World Bank

The World Bank
Structure and Policies

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Part of Global Economic Institutions

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Christopher L. Gilbert, David Vines, Andrew Powell, Ravi Kanbur, Lyn Squire, Ngaire Woods, Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Louise C. Keely, Shantayanan Devarajan, Vinya Swaroop, Craig Burnside, David Dollar, Jonathan Isham, Daniel Kaufmann, Stephen Jones, Raul Hopkins, Amlan Roy, Paul Collier
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  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: Available, despatch within 1-2 weeks
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521790956

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  • The World Bank is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable economic development and to poverty reduction throughout the developing world. The contributors to this volume argue the Bank's greatest asset is its accumulated knowledge and experience of the development process, and propose that it organize itself around the concept of a "Knowledge Bank." Part I examines the World Bank as an institution, examining its structure. In Part II the effectiveness of World Bank assistance is evaluated.

    • Shows why conditionality has failed
    • Describes clear mission for the World Bank's Research Department
    • Recommends how the World Bank should treat countries with poor policies and poor governance
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    "An excellent addition to any undergraduate and graduate collection on development assistance and international financial institutions." Choice

    "Each chapter is written by a knowledge contributor, and the insights provided are impressive...An excellent addition to any undergraduate collection on development assistance and international financial institutions." Choice Apr 2001

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    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521790956
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 35 tables
    • availability: Available, despatch within 1-2 weeks
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction Joseph E. Stiglitz
    1. The World Bank: an overview of some major issues Christopher L. Gilbert and David Vines
    Part I. The World Bank's Structure: The Bank as an Institution:
    2. Positioning the World Bank Christopher L. Gilbert, Andrew Powell and David Vines
    3. The World Bank and poverty reduction: past, present and future Ravi Kanbur and David Vines
    4. Why the World Bank should be involved in development research Lyn Squire
    5. The challenges of multilateralism and governance Ngaire Woods
    Part II. The Effectiveness of World Bank Assistance:
    6. The World Bank and structural adjustment: lessons from the 1980s Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Louise C. Keely
    7. The implications of foreign aid fungibility for development assistance Shantayanan Devarajan and Vinya Swaroop
    8. Aid, growth, the incentive regime and poverty reduction Craig Burnside and David Dollar
    9. How policies and institutions affect project performance: microeconomic evidence on aid, policies and investment productivity Jonathan Isham and Daniel Kaufmann
    10. Increasing aid effectiveness in Africa? The World Bank and sector investment programmes Stephen Jones
    11. The World Bank, conditionality and the Comprehensive Development Framework Raul Hopkins, Andrew Powell, Amlan Roy and Christopher L. Gilbert
    12. Conditionality, dependence and coordination: three current debates in aid policy Paul Collier
    Index.

  • Editors

    Christopher L. Gilbert, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Christopher L. Gilbert is Full Professor in the Department of Finance and Financial Sector Management at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is also Visiting Professor of Economics at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London.

    David Vines, Balliol College, Oxford
    David Vines is Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford. He is the Director of the Research Programme on Global Economic Institutions of the British Economic and Social Research Council. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Australian National University.

    Contributors

    Joseph E. Stiglitz, Christopher L. Gilbert, David Vines, Andrew Powell, Ravi Kanbur, Lyn Squire, Ngaire Woods, Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Louise C. Keely, Shantayanan Devarajan, Vinya Swaroop, Craig Burnside, David Dollar, Jonathan Isham, Daniel Kaufmann, Stephen Jones, Raul Hopkins, Amlan Roy, Paul Collier

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