The World Bank: Structure and Policies

The World Bank: Structure and Policies

by Christopher L. Gilbert, David Vines

Evaluation of effectiveness of World Bank and proposal for reorganisation as a 'Knowledge Bank'.See more details below


Evaluation of effectiveness of World Bank and proposal for reorganisation as a 'Knowledge Bank'.

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Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
Global Economic Institutions Series, #3
Edition description:
First Edition
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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.

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