World Bank Urges Economic Reform
- 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 Bankâ€™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.