CUSTOMER SERVICE

01926 634501

Titans or Behemoths

By Roy Culpeper
ISBN: 9781853393006
This concluding book in the Multilateral Development Bank series draws on the insights presented in the other volumes to summarize the present and future of multilateral development banks as a genre of development agencies.

Price: £5.00

Was: £17.95

Titans or Behemoths View Jacket

  • Synopsis
    This concluding book in the Multilateral Development Bank series draws on the insights presented in the other volumes to summarize the present and future of multilateral development banks as a genre of development agencies.
    Culpeper goes beyond the scope of the previous volumes in two ways. First, he provides extensive discussion of the World Bank Group - the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Development Association, and the International Finance Corporation. Secondly, he discusses the evolution of development theory and development-promotion which sets the context for the growth of multilateral development bank activity over the last half-century.
    For those with an interest in the role of the multilateral development banks, this book provides an excellent overview of the group.
  • Table of Contents
    List of Tables xi
    Foreword, John Lewis xiii
    Preface, Roy Culpeper xv
    Acknowledgments xvii
    List of Acronyms xix
    1 Introduction 1
    Three Timely Reasons, 2
    MDBs at the Crossroads, 10
    Overview, 11
    2 History and Evolution 23
    Origins, 23
    Institutional Characteristics, 29
    The RDBs and the World Bank:
    Comparisons and Relationships, 37
    3 MDBs in the 1990s: Reflection and Reform 47
    Key Policy Implications of the MDB Project, 48
    The Portfolio Reviews, 58
    Conclusion: Relations Between the MDBs and
    Related Organizations, 67
    4 MDBs as Agents of Change: The Development Impact 71
    The First Three Decades (1945-1975): From Investment
    to Growth, 72
    Impact of Multilateral Bank Assistance, 79
    The Past Two Decades: From Poverty Reduction to Adjustment
    and Back, 83
    Poverty Reduction, 85
    Conclusion: Achievements and Prospects for Eliminating
    Poverty, 99
    5 MDBs in the Family of Development Cooperation Agencies 107
    Africa, 108
    Asia, 110
    The Americas, 113
    Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia, 225
    Systemic Principles and Structures, 118
    Harmonizing Evaluation Systems, 223
    Putting Borrowing Clients in the Driver's Seat: Harmonizing
    Country Strategies, 224
    Creating a Client Satisfaction Unit, 226
    Conclusion, 128
    6 Key Challenges for the Multilateral Banks:
    Resource Flows and Debt 133
    Resources, 133
    Multilateral Debt, 138
    Nonconcessional Debt, 143
    Concessional Debt, 246
    The September 1996 Debt Deal, 247
    Summary, 249
    7 Do the Multilateral Banks Have a Future? 153
    The Future of Development, 253
    Toward a Vision for the Twenty-First Century, 255
    From Vision to Reality, 256
    From Assistance to Cooperation: A Role for the MDBs, 258
    From Resource Transfers to Quality Assurance, 260
    Challenges to the MDBs: Falling Resource Flows and Debt, 262
    Titans or Behemoths? 264
    Conclusion, 266
    Appendix 171
    Bibliography 177
    Index 185
    About the Book and Author 191
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author Roy Culpeper
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 212
    Format Paperback / softback