World Bank Urges Economic Reform

January 2005
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jan2005, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p6
Country Report
Country Report
The article focuses on economic conditions in Cambodia. The World Bank has warned Cambodia that it must speed up its reform programme if it is to avoid serious economic problems. In a recent report entitled "Cambodia: At the Crossroads," the World Bank reinforced the importance of the country meeting its ambitious reform agenda. The World Bank's report also urges the government to do more to tackle corruption. The main priority for Cambodia, according to the World Bank, should be to reduce corruption, which is a growing problem in the country.


Related Articles

  • World Bank will put together multi million package for ailing ports. Feller, Gordon // Middle East;May2005, Issue 356, p48 

    The article reports that after a long process of discussion and debate, Egypt's government has decided ports will play a fundamental role in the country's next stage of economic development. Strengthening port operations would enhance economic competitiveness and generate increased opportunies...

  • Equity, efficiency and inequality traps: A research agenda. Bourguignon, François; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Walton, Michael // Journal of Economic Inequality;Aug2007, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p235 

    This paper discusses a research agenda that arises from unanswered questions and unresolved issues considered in the World Bank’s World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development. After formalizing the key concepts of equity; equality of opportunity; and efficiency, and proposing a...

  • Uncertain terms.  // Finance Week;6/15/2005, p42 

    This article focuses on the World Bank's investment policy. A survey shows that policy uncertainty is the dominant concern among firms in making their investment decisions, followed closely by macroeconomic instability and tax rates. Tax rates and regulation of the business environment rank...

  • Subjects and Boundaries: Contesting Social Capital-Based Policies. Dolfsma, Wilfred; Dannreuther, Charlie // Journal of Economic Issues (Association for Evolutionary Economi;Jun2003, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p405 

    The World Bank is prime among the organizations formulating and implementing economic policy around the world. In recent years it and others have placed great emphasis on their analysis of poverty and inequality on the concept of social capital. Social capital, inequality, and globalization are...

  • Foreign.  // Finance Week;4/13/2005, p8 

    This article presents news briefs related to economic performance of several countries. The World Bank says that developing nations experienced their fastest economic growth in 30 years in 2004, but warned that global growth momentum has peaked. Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has cancelled...

  • With the Best of Intentions. Hirsh, Michael // Newsweek;5/21/2007, Vol. 149 Issue 21, p36 

    The article focuses on the career of Paul Wolfowitz, former U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary and president of the World Bank. Wolfowitz is accused of violating ethics rules by posting his girlfriend to a high paying job with the State Department. The author says Wolfowitz was an idealist with plans...

  • THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE WORLD BANK'S ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS: CURRENT LEGAL AND STRUCTURAL OBSTACLES AND UNCERTAINTIES. Chanda, Parthapratim // Denver Journal of International Law & Policy;Spring2004, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p315 

    Assesses the effectiveness of the World Bank's anti-corruption efforts. Commitment to combat corruption within projects carried out by governments in the developing world; Practice of criminal referrals at the World Bank; Investigations on internal corruption.

  • Economic Conditions.  // Cambodia Country Review;2001/2002, p25 

    Provides an overview on the economy of Cambodia. Impact of the country's political crisis on its economy; Percentage growth of the economy in 2000; International organizational affiliation; Growth of the country's private sector.

  • Macroeconomic Activity Data Tables.  // Cambodia Country Review;2001/2002, p28 

    Provides statistical description on the macroeconomic activity in Cambodia from 1995 to 1999. Real gross domestic product (GDP); Growth rates; GDP/employment by sector of origin; Money supply, interest rates and foreign exchange reserves.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics