This book is an authoritative and radical manifesto for urgently needed changes in development cooperation. 'A Chance for the World Bank' provides an overview of the challenges faced by the World Bank, and explores how it has organized itself to deal with its mission. It proposes that, unless radical steps are taken by the World Bank, the first decade of the century will witness a ever-widening gulf between the poor and rich countries.
|Series:||Anthem Studies in Development and Globalization Series|
|Edition description:||First Edition, 1|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Jozef Ritzen is President of the Universiteit Maastricht. Previously he was Vice President of the World Bank's Development Economics Department (2001–3) and was the Minister of Education, Culture and Science for The Netherlands (1989–98).
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and Maps; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Joseph Stiglitz; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction: Off on the Wrong Foot; Part I: Why Development Assistance: Setting the Stage; 2. Poverty Remains a Concern; 3. Globalization Does Not Automatically Lead to Convergence; Part II: The World Bank: A Close Encounter: 4. Shifts in Development Paradigms; 5. Decision-Making at the World Bank; 6. The Different Faces of the World Bank; 7. Partners in Development Assistance; 8. Civil Society and Development; 9. Successes and Failures; 10. A Chance for the World Bank; Notes
What People are Saying About This
'A persuasive agenda for development reform, written with authority and insight.' —Paul Collier, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford
'A very rich analysis of the political economy of development and the changing role of the World Bank in further enhancing the growth and poverty reduction of the Third World. A refreshing and original vision, this book deserves to be carefully read and digested'. —Erik Thorbecke, HE Babcock Professor of Economics, Cornell University
'The book will be useful for all those interested in contemporary policy making on development assistance… food for further thought about some of the great political and moral issues of today.' —Wil Hout, Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands