World Bank

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to World Bank: IMF

World Bank:

see International Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
(IBRD), independent specialized agency of the United Nations, with headquarters at Washington, D.C.; one of five closely associated development institutions (also including the International Center for Settlement of
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The World Bank has not approved any new lending to Iran since 2005, presumably because of vocal opposition from the United States.
In a statement released by the World Bank,titled "World Bank supports pro-poor projects in Egypt,"Andersen affirmed the"WorldBank'scontinuing support to Egypt in order toincrease job creation, energy sector reform, set-up social safety nets, education, transport, water and sanitation, agriculture and irrigation."
Mukherjee appreciated the World Bank for its increased lending in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, to discuss the expanded role of the World Bank's Singapore Office and ways to further strengthen the World Bank's partnership with Singapore.
"We are extremely grateful for the prompt response by the World Bank and such prompt response is always very, very appreciated," said, Carstens, the Mexico's finance minister.
Namibia receives no IMF and World Bank aid either and is noted for its good governance, good infrastructure and low level of corruption.
When the murderous thugs of Hamas took over the Palestinian government recently, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz emphasized to the Financial Times that he wanted its aid to continue.
This book is a compilation of two OED (Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank) evaluations on gender and economics in the World Bank: "Integrating Gender in World Bank Assistance" and "The Gender Dimension of Bank Assistance: An Evaluation of Results" from 2000 and 2001.
Nor do governments or the World Bank require indigenous groups' consent before approving projects that affect their lands or require their forced relocation, say advocates.
The move is part of a larger Dhaka Urban Transport Project, funded by the World Bank, that's meant to support the "development of a new and modern infrastructure." Opponents say the project favors the rich, who can afford private cars and taxis, over the poor and middleclass Bangladeshis who own, operate, and ride in rickshaws.
Emil Salim, Indonesia's former environment minister and the head of the World Bank review, argues that countries that rely primarily on so-called "extractive industries" tend to have higher levels of poverty, child disease and mortality, civil war, corruption and totalitarianism than those with more diversified economies.
2) The US clings to the Washington Consensus and its long-held blocking votes on the boards of the IMF and World Bank, and doesn't want more multilateralism.

Full browser ?