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Behind the Development Banks: Washington Politics, World Poverty, and the Wealth of Nations

Sarah Babb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226033648
eISBN:
9780226033679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033679.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The World Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) carry out their mission to alleviate poverty and promote economic growth based on the advice of professional economists. But as is ... More


Conclusions and Implications

Mark T. Buntaine

in Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

Can the allocation of aid be made compatible with achieving good development and environmental outcomes? To this day, environmental and development aid remains largely stuck in a system that focuses ... More


Introduction

in Behind the Development Banks: Washington Politics, World Poverty, and the Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226033648
eISBN:
9780226033679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033679.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The World Bank is the leading member of a group of organizations that are officially in the business of realizing the motto “Our dream is a world free of poverty.” The U.S. government is the banks' ... More


Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Mark T Buntaine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

International organizations do not always live up to the expectations and mandates of their member countries. One of the best examples of this gap is the environmental performance of the multilateral ... More


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