is a knock-out of a book
London School of Economics
"A must read
-Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
hope this book is widely read
Jan Pronk, former Assistant General-Secretary of the UN
One and a half billion people live in abject poverty today. Thousands
die daily and millions annually because of poverty-related conditions.
The World Bank is the most important institution on Earth dedicated
to alleviating poverty. Yet there is widespread belief it has
often failed. There is also little understanding of what the Bank
is, how it works and why it is so important. The World Bank
Unveiled is an insider's view like no other. While previous
accounts of the Bank have been written by high-powered economists
and academics, The World Bank Unveiled is written for those
who are not familiar with the Bank, international economics or
Washington politics. "Compelling" and "highly readable"
was how one former Bank powerbroker described the text. The book
explores the structural inefficiencies and monolithic culture
that reduce the Bank's efficiency and effectiveness. It also suggests
reforms to help the organization. The World Bank Unveiled may
be the most important book ever written about the World Bank.