Thursday, May 22, 2008

The World Bank and the Gods of Lending

Some Jamaican policy wonks will tell you this bank helped our country get into deeper unescapable debt. I don't know how true that is but I think this book will open the eyes of many undeveloped countries.

"A passionate, informed, and devastating first-hand
account from the front lines of World Bank operations. Students,
development professionals, and especially policy makers in Washington
should read this book."
- Jeffrey A. Winters (Professor of political economy, Northwestern University and co-editor of Reinventing the World Bank)

"Recommended reading as a hard-hitting lesson on how not to run the Bank." - Paul Arlman (Former Executive Director of the World Bank (1986-1990) and member of the Dutch Treasury