Getting to Know the World Bank: A Guide for Young People / Edition 1 available in Paperback
As a knowledge bank, the World Bank produces a wide and varied range of information tools, from project documents, country assistance strategies, and development reports to monographs, electronic databases, and web sites. Generally, these products cater to the needs of its international partners and stakeholders, such as other multilateral organizations, governments, and civil society to name a few. However a basic guide to the World Bank for young people cannot be found.
'Getting to Know the World Bank' serves an excellent starting point for young readers who want to learn more about the World Bank. A general, accessible introduction to the World Bank, this guide provides an overview of the Bank's history, organization, mission, and purpose. It is a good reference tool for young people interested in understanding what the Bank does and how it operates. The guide features graphics and sidebar Q and As on a wide range of topics such as HIV/AIDS, education, and conflict prevention. It addresses such questions as: Why was the Bank founded? Where does it get its money? What are Millennium Development Goals? And what's the difference between the Bank and the IMF?
Table of ContentsGetting to Know the World Band: A Guide for Young People, designed for 17-to-24 year olds, provides an overview of the World Bank's history, organization, mission, and work. It addresses a wide range of development issues. And it looks into the Bank's future - the world's youth.
Readers will find the guide highly accessible and informative. It uses graphics to great advantage - Q & A sections, sidebar facts and figures, photos, tables - and features profiles of young people in development around the world. The last chapter describes further ideas for youth involvement in local and global development efforts.