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The World Bank and the Poor / Edition 1

The World Bank and the Poor / Edition 1

by A. van de Laar


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ISBN-13: 9780898380422
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 05/31/1980
Series: Institute of Social Studies Series on Development of Societies , #6
Edition description: 1980
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction.- II. Growth and Evolution of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.- IBRD Membership.- Growth of Lending Commitments.- Distribution of Bank Lending by Country.- Financing the Bank.- Determinants of Bank Lending by Country.- III. Growth and Evolution of the International Development Association.- Historical Background.- Growth of IDA Activities.- Source of Funds: An Overview.- Prospects for ODA and IDA Financing.- Lending Policies: Distribution by Countries.- Bank Group Lending Policy: Distribution by Sector.- The Pre-Investment Function in the UN System.- Conclusion.- IV. Bank Staff.- Growth of Bank Staff.- Representation.- Senior Bank Staff.- Factors in the Recruitment of Bank and UN Staff.- The Young Professionals’ Programme.- The Future.- V. Economic Growth and Poverty, and Prospects for a Reallocation of World Bank Group Resources.- Post-War Economic Growth Records.- Prospects for Reallocation of Bank Group Resources Towards Poorer Countries.- Annex.- VI. Issues in Small-Farmer Projects.- The Technological Package and Agricultural Research.- Land Reform and Bank Policy.- Agricultural Credit and Bank Policy.- Integrated Rural Development Programmes.- Replicability, the Bureaucratic Bottleneck, and the Bank.- Lending for Rural Development: Early Experiences.- Conclusion.- VII. The Organization of the World Bank.- The Nature of the Task: the Structure of the Organization.- Evolution of the Bank’s Organizational Structure.- Evolution of the Bank’s Organizational Style.- Is Decentralization the Answer?.- VIII. Conclusions.

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