Looking at the realities of the World Bank s loan programs in the developing world, Steve Berkman finds nothing but mismanagement and hypocrisy: decades of assistance without any significant improvement in the lives of the poor; billions loaned for improving governance, health care, and education with little to show for it; and donor funds given to dysfunctional government institutions or official...
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Kumarian Press (June 5, 2008)
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Using his personal experiences, the author Steve Berkman, gives us an insider's view of the World Bank. In short, clear chapters he provides detail and detail about how the World Bank has fallen well short of its intended mission to alleviate povert...
story of looting national treasuries.Berkman takes the reader inside several project fraud investigations to expose the ease with which funds can be stolen from the Bank s portfolio and the degree to which these thefts are ignored. He also presents compelling evidence of deceptive reporting and lack of due diligence as billions of dollars are wasted every year on corrupt and ill-conceived programs. Then, going beyond the gloomy picture, he proposes practical ways that the Bank can make meaningful changes in the interests of fulfilling its mission to alleviate poverty.