The World Bank: Structure and Policies

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $72.30
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 19%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $72.30   
  • New (5) from $73.78   
  • Used (3) from $72.30   


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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521029018
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/2/2006
  • Series: Global Economic Institutions Series, #3
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

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 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.

Read More Show Less

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)