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The World Bank: Toward a Global Club


  • Nancy Birdsall



In the light of this simple idea of the bank as a global credit club, what are the issues that arise with respect to its current governance structure? How might various proposals for reform strengthen the bank by returning it to its spirit as a “club of nations†whose objectives are shared by all club members? [CGD Essay]

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  • Nancy Birdsall, 2010. "The World Bank: Toward a Global Club," Working Papers id:2419, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2419 Note: Institutional Papers

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