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The African Development Bank: Problems of International Cooperation
The African Development Bank: Problems of International Cooperation
By Kwame Donkoh Fordwor
Pergamon Press, 1981, 342 pp

The former President of the African Development Bank graphically recounts his personal saga of successful institution-building, set against a backdrop of international bureaucratic intrigue. Although he guided the Bank skillfully through the controversial process of opening up its membership to non-African countries, he was shortly thereafter abruptly dismissed by the Bank's directors. Venality and stupidity vie with wisdom and competence in this African morality play; unfortunately, as Fordwor tells it, the good guy finishes last.