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The Resource The World Bank and the gods of lending, Steve Berkman

The World Bank and the gods of lending, Steve Berkman

Label
The World Bank and the gods of lending
Title
The World Bank and the gods of lending
Statement of responsibility
Steve Berkman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Uncovering the World Bank's loan programs in the developing world, author Steve Berkman finds nothing but mismanagement and hypocrisy. Using internal reports and memos, project documents and the Bank's Annual Reports as reference, Berkman demonstrates management's obsession with lending despite the high fiduciary risks involved. Taking the reader inside several project fraud investigations, he exposes the ease with which funds can be stolen from the Bank s portfolio, and the degree to which these thefts are ignored. In describing the World Bank's vulnerability to corruption, Berkman offers a new perspective on ways to make public organizations live up to their stated goals."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berkman, Steve
Dewey number
332.1/532
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3881.5.W57
LC item number
B47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
World Bank
Label
The World Bank and the gods of lending, Steve Berkman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Broken promises and the gods of lending -- Managing for mediocrity -- The economist managers -- Confucius and the Bank -- Feeding the beast -- Groping in the dark -- And darkness was upon the face of the implementers -- A very special account -- Playing with the books -- "C" is for corruption -- As the train left the station -- A new regime -- The Potemkin village -- Death by a thousand cuts -- Alhaji the car dealer -- Bigger than Wal-Mart -- Lamin tells all -- In the eye of the beholder -- And the dance begins -- The fifty-year dilemma -- The cost of corruption -- So easy to steal -- The essence of knowledge -- Reporting the truth -- Money can't buy happiness -- Taming the gods of lending
Control code
213223270
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781565492592
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213223270
Label
The World Bank and the gods of lending, Steve Berkman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Broken promises and the gods of lending -- Managing for mediocrity -- The economist managers -- Confucius and the Bank -- Feeding the beast -- Groping in the dark -- And darkness was upon the face of the implementers -- A very special account -- Playing with the books -- "C" is for corruption -- As the train left the station -- A new regime -- The Potemkin village -- Death by a thousand cuts -- Alhaji the car dealer -- Bigger than Wal-Mart -- Lamin tells all -- In the eye of the beholder -- And the dance begins -- The fifty-year dilemma -- The cost of corruption -- So easy to steal -- The essence of knowledge -- Reporting the truth -- Money can't buy happiness -- Taming the gods of lending
Control code
213223270
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781565492592
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213223270

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