The World Bank in a Changing World
The World Bank in a Changing World, Volume II, covers the various activities and roles performed by the World Bank and its affiliated agencies. It describes in detail how this group of institutions has emerged as a primary source of international public policy far beyond what was originally envisaged by the drafters of their Articles of Agreement.
As Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of the World Bank, Shihata is singularly qualified to analyze how the role of this important institution has evolved and to articulate the innovative approaches it has followed in adapting its constituent agreement to the changing and growing needs of its members.
For the specialist in international law and international development, the book provides an expert analysis from the perspective of an insider who deals with legal and developmental issues on a daily basis. For the general public, it provides comprehensive information about an institution that has not always been seen as open to outsiders.
`Nothing could have better served as an introduction for me to the key issues facing the Bank today than this fine collection written by this most accomplished individual. Certainly for me, it is a unique source, and I would guess that for the entire community interested in international institutions and the world of development, this book will be a mandatory reference work. ' --From the Preface by James D. Wolfensohn, President of The World Bank Group.