The World Bank Group A to Z

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World Bank Group
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2014-09-16T21:58:47Z
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2014-09-16T21:58:47Z
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2015
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The World Bank Group (also known as the “Bank Group”) is the largest anti-poverty institution in the world, offering loans, advice, knowledge, and an array of customized resources to more than 100 developing countries and countries in transition. Established in 1944 and headquartered in Washington DC, the Bank Group is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is made up of 188 member countries. It works with country governments, the private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs), regional development banks, think tanks, and other international institutions on a range of issues—from climate change, conflict, and food crises to education, agriculture, finance, and trade—with the sole purpose of meeting two goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity of the bottom 40 percent of the population in all developing countries. The World Bank Group A to Z provides ready-reference insight into the history, mission, organization, policies, financial services, and knowledge products of the institution’s five agencies. Each of the more than 200 entries are arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format and are extensively cross-referenced to related information in the book. This volume also has a detailed index, reference materials on World Bank Group country membership, organizational charts of the five agencies, and information about how to connect with or work for the institution. Building on previous editions of A Guide to the World Bank, The World Bank Group A to Z has been completely revised and updated to reflect the wide ranging reforms of recent years, including the new World Bank Group Strategy; new approaches to development assistance; the establishment of new Global Practice Groups and Cross Cutting Solutions Areas; and the goal of becoming a “Solutions Bank”, one that will marshal the vast reserves of evidence and experiential knowledge across the five World Bank Group agencies and apply them to local problems. An indispensable guide for anyone interested in understanding what the World Bank Group does and how it does it, this book shows readers who want to learn more where to begin.
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978-1-4648-0382-6
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/20192
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Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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acronyms
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institutional goals
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partnerships
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financial commitments
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international organizations
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World Bank
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World Bank Group
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International Finance Corporation
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officers
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time line
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International Development Association
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IFC
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IDA
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MIGA
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ICSID
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International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
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membership
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Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
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global practices
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regional vice presidencies
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board of governors
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board of directors
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Jim Kim
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encyclopedia
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projects
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programs
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World Bank Group results
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World Bank Annual Report 2014
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dc.title
The World Bank Group A to Z
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http://www.amazon.com/World-Bank-Group-2015/dp/146480382X
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2014-10-03
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Poverty
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Governance
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Trade and Competitiveness
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yes
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10.1596/978-1-4648-0382-6
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91162
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984658551
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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-bank-group-a-to-z/id984658551?ls=1&mt=8
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Africa
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East Asia and Pacific
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Europe and Central Asia
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Latin America & Caribbean
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South Asia
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Middle East and North Africa
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World Bank
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Governance :: International Governmental Organizations
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International Economics and Trade :: Globalization and Financial Integration
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness
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Poverty Reduction :: Achieving Shared Growth
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Poverty Reduction :: Pro-Poor Growth
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Publishing & Knowledge (ECRPK)
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