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The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Devi Sridhar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

We live in an increasingly prosperous world, yet the estimated number of undernourished people has risen, and will continue to rise with the doubling of food prices. A large majority of those ... More


Contrasting Theory and Practice: The World Bank and Social Capital in Rural Mexico

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter continues the emphasis on cross-regional comparison, addressing the role of both transnational and national actors by focusing on World Bank-funded rural development projects. The ... More


The United States and the International Financial Institutions: Power and Influence Within the World Bank and the IMF

Ngaire Woods

in US Hegemony and International Organizations: The United States and Multilateral Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199261437
eISBN:
9780191599309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261431.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Examines the role of the US in international financial institutions with particular reference to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Describes the extraordinary influence of the ... More


Order, Justice, the IMF, and the World Bank

Ngaire Woods

in Order and Justice in International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251209
eISBN:
9780191599293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251207.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Woods's chapter focuses primarily on procedural justice within the international financial institutions. She argues that the procedures adopted by these institutions are central to the debate about ... More


Addressing Hunger

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter describes how hunger is addressed by the Bank nutrition team. It examines the interlacing of economic ideology and politics in World Bank nutrition policy through focusing on the periods ... More


Creditor Initiatives in the 1980s and 1990s

David Roodman

in Sovereign Debt at the Crossroads: Challenges and Proposals for Resolving the Third World Debt Crisis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195168006
eISBN:
9780199783458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168003.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an overview of the sovereign-debt initiatives from the last twenty-five years. It examines the programs devised by creditors, namely the World Bank and IMF, during the 1980s and ... More


What Works?

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explores the wider implications of the analysis of choice and circumstance to hunger reduction strategies. It first outlines the two viewpoints that are currently being used to design ... More


International Development Law: Substantive Principles

RUMU SARKAR

in International Development Law: Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Global Finance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398281
eISBN:
9780199866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398281.003.002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the new substantive principles of international development law with specific reference to: (1) parties (and the rights and privileges of different parties to the development ... More


Addressing Undernutrition in India: Do ‘Rational’ Approaches Work?

Devi Sridhar

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

The estimated number of undernourished people around the world has increased to nearly 923 million and is projected to rise with increasing food prices. A large majority of those affected live in ... More


Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas

Stephen J. Kay and Tapen Sinha (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226801
eISBN:
9780191710285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226801.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Latin American experiments with pension reform began when Chile converted its public pay-as-you-go system to a system of private individual accounts in the early 1980s. Several other Latin American ... More


The global politics of poverty reduction

Paul Mosley

in The Politics of Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692125
eISBN:
9780191739286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692125.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Especially in poorer countries and regions, international financial institutions (multilateral, bilateral, and increasingly international NGOs) have been important in financing the implementation of ... More


Reflections on Pension Reform in the Americas: From ‘Averting the Old-Age Crisis’ to ‘Keeping the Promise of Old-Age Security’ and Beyond

Estelle James, Truman Packard, and Robert Holzmann

in Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226801
eISBN:
9780191710285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226801.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter begins by presenting Estelle James' points of discussion if she were to cowrite a sequel to Averting the Old Age Crisis. Truman Packard then summarizes some of the issues raised in ... More


The International Legal Framework for International Financial Regulation

Kern Alexander, Rahul Dhumale, and John Eatwell

in Global Governance of Financial Systems: The International Regulation of Systemic Risk

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195166989
eISBN:
9780199783861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166989.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter assesses the current international legal framework that governs international monetary and financial relations. The international economic organizations with responsibility in these ... More


Iron Triangles Go Global: The 1982 Debt Crisis and End of the Cold War

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the debt stage in the relationship between Congress and the IMF and World Bank that was triggered by the external shocks of the 1982 Mexican default, subsequent Latin ... More


Have the Multilaterals Been Greened? Major Trends and Cases

Robert L. Hicks, Bradley C. Parks, J. Timmons Roberts, and Michael J. Tierney

in Greening Aid?: Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213948
eISBN:
9780191707476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213948.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter shows how multilateral agencies provided developing countries with more than $75 billion in environmental aid between 1980 and 2000. It presents descriptive statistics on environmental ... More


Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Kathryn C. Lavelle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conventional understandings of U.S. foreign policy see Congress as an obstacle to multilateral cooperation. Kathryn Lavelle challenges the traditional view by considering Congress within the three ... More


Overview: Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas *

Stephen J. Kay and Tapen Sinha

in Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226801
eISBN:
9780191710285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226801.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the introduction of a state-sponsored pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) pension system in Germany over a century ago, and pension reform in Latin American ... More


The World Bank and new norms of development

Susan Park

in World Bank Group Interactions with Environmentalists: Changing International Organisation Identities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079474
eISBN:
9781781703335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079474.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter analyses the ‘World Bank’ comprised of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It traces how transnational ... More


Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Jonathan A. Fox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

How can the seeds of accountability ever grow in authoritarian environments? Embedding accountability into the state is an inherently uneven, partial, and contested process. Campaigns for public ... More


The multilateral framework for international assistance

Graciana del Castillo

in Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237739
eISBN:
9780191717239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This chapter presents the large number of actors involved in post-conflict economic reconstruction and focuses on the key role played by the UN and the international financial institutions (IFIs). ... More


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