The World Bank: Structure and Policies

David Vines (Editor) Christopher Gilbert (Editor)


The World Bank is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable economic development and to poverty reduction throughout the developing world. The contributors to this volume argue the Bank's greatest asset is its accumulated knowledge and experience of the development process, and propose that it organize itself around the concept of a "Knowledge Bank." Part I examines the World Bank as an institution, examining its structure. In Part II the effectiveness of World Bank assistance is evaluated.

Product Details

Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
July 27, 2000
6.2 X 1.1 X 9.27 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Christopher L. Gilbert is Full Professor in the Department of Finance and Financial Sector Management at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is also Visiting Professor of Economics at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London.
Dr. Christopher Gilbert has been an ethics coach and personal and organizational growth consultant for over two decades. He has mastered the unique and highly individualized processes of moral development, trust-building, and mutual accountability that are the hallmarks of his keynote presentations and trainings worldwide. He is also a university professor with over 25 years of teaching experience in colleges on four continents and has pioneered nationally recognized professional development and ethics centers. Chris holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management specializing in Leadership Ethics, as well as an MBA and a BS in Geology. As a motivational speaker and author, Chris is known for his informative humor, authenticity, and personalized inspiration. Through his firm, NobleEdge Consulting (, he accompanies industry professionals, community organizations, and government agencies in business conduct, strategic planning and team building processes in the United States, Canada, the EU, Africa, Russia, and China. When he's not consulting, teaching, or traveling for work, Chris spends his time as a volunteer for organizations fighting homelessness and hunger, and has served as a County Ethics Commissioner. He is also an active leader in regional, national and international community-building programs. He and his family reside in the Great Pacific Northwest.


"Each chapter is written by a knowledge contributor, and the insights provided are impressive...An excellent addition to any undergraduate collection on development assistance and international financial institutions." Choice Apr 2001
"An excellent addition to any undergraduate and graduate collection on development assistance and international financial institutions." Choice