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A Guide to the World Bank : Third Edition - World Bank

A Guide to the World Bank

Third Edition

Paperback Published: 24th June 2011
ISBN: 9780821385456
Number Of Pages: 280

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"A wonderful resource "-- CHOICE MAGAZINE"An exceptional book "-- GLOBAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS REVIEWThe World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its mission is to overcome poverty by supporting an inclusive and sustainable development, enhancing growth with care for the environment, and creating individual opportunity and hope. Through its five institutions and in partnership with more than 100 developing countries, the Bank Group strives to improve health and education, fight corruption, boost agricultural support, build roads and ports, and protect the environment. Other projects are aimed at rebuilding war-torn countries or regions, providing basic services such as access to clean water, and encouraging investments that create jobs. In addition to this critical groundwork around the world, various parts of the World Bank Group are involved in activities ranging from conducting economic research and analysis to providing financial and advisory services to governments and private enterprises. This new, updated third edition of A Guide to the World Bank provides readers with an accessible and comprehensive overview of the Bank Group's history, organization, mission, and work. It highlights the numerous activities and organizational challenges faced by the institution, and explains how the Bank Group is reforming itself to meet the needs of a multipolar, post financial crisis world. The book then chronicles the Bank Group's work in such areas as climate change, infrastructure, financial and food crises, rural and urban development, remittances and migration, and debt relief. For those wishing to delve further into areas of particular interest, the book guides readers to sources containing more detailed information, including publications, Web sites, electronic products, and even mobile phone applications. NEW! For the first time, this Guide is published with a companion World Bank at a Glance app, which offers readers a wealth of information about the Bank Group at one's fingertips while also keeping readers up to date on Bank Group activities.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xv
The World Bank Group Missionp. xix
Introductionp. 1
How the World Bank Group Is Organizedp. 7
Governance of the World Bank Groupp. 7
The Five World Bank Group Institutionsp. 10
Organizing Principles within the World Bank Groupp. 29
World Bank Group's Relationship to the IMF and the United Nationsp. 46
How the World Bank Group Operatesp. 51
Strategiesp. 52
Policies and Proceduresp. 61
The Bank Group's Financesp. 67
Financial Products and Servicesp. 74
Knowledge Sharingp. 81
World Bank Project Cyclep. 88
IPC Project Cyclep. 97
Partnershipsp. 99
Staff, Consultants, and Vendorsp. 102
World Bank Group Countries and Regionsp. 107
Member Countriesp. 108
Africap. 117
East Asia and the Pacificp. 124
Europe and Central Asiap. 130
Latin America and the Caribbeanp. 136
Middle East and North Africap. 143
SouthAsiap. 150
Topics in Developmentp. 159
Agriculture and Rural Developmentp. 160
Aid Effectivenessp. 16l
Children and Youthp. 162
Climate Changep. 163
Combating Corruptionp. 165
Debt Reliefp. 166
Educationp. 168
Energy Access and Renewable Energyp. 170
Environmentp. 172
Extractive Industriesp. 174
Financial Crisisp. 175
Financial Sectorp. 176
Food Crisisp. 179
Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countriesp. 180
Genderp. 181
Governancep. 182
Health, Nutrition, and Populationp. 183
Information and Communication Technologiesp. 185
Infrastructurep. 186
Labor and Social Protectionp. 188
Law and Developmentp. 189
Migration and Remittancesp. 190
Povertyp. 191
Private Sector Developmentp. 192
Social Developmentp. 195
Sustainable Developmentp. 195
Tradep. 196
Transportp. 197
Urban Developmentp. 198
Waterp. 199
World Bank Reformp. 200
Appendixes
Contacting the World Bank Groupp. 205
Headquarters and General Inquiriesp. 205
Media Relations, News, and Public Affairsp. 206
Public Informationp. 207
Timeline of World Bank Group Historyp. 209
Presidents of the World Bank Groupp. 219
Country Membership in World Bank Group Institutionsp. 221
Constituencies of the Executive Directorsp. 231
Additional Resourcesp. 241
Indexp. 245
Boxes
The Five World Bank Group Institutionsp. 2
Millennium Development Goalsp. 3
World Bank Group Presidentp. 11
Origin of the Term ôWorld Banköp. 11
IBRD Basic Factsp. 13
IDA Basic Factsp. 18
IFC Basic Factsp. 22
MIGA Basic Factsp. 26
ICSID Basic Factsp. 28
Poverty Reduction Strategies: Key Stepsp. 59
Reporting Fraud or Corruptionp. 65
Financial Terms and Ratesp. 75
Obtaining World Bank Group Publicationsp. 88
Web Links for Project Information, Disclosure, and Evaluationp. 95
Web Links for Country Membership Informationp. 108
IBRD Graduatesp. 111
Africa Fast Factsp. 118
East Asia and the Pacific Fast Factsp. 125
Europe and Central Asia Fast Factsp. 131
Latin America and the Caribbean Fast Factsp. 137
Middle East and North Africa Fast Factsp. 144
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ISBN: 9780821385456
ISBN-10: 0821385453
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 24th June 2011
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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