Between Two Worlds: The World Bank's Next Decade

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Between Two Worlds: The World Bank's Next Decade

By Richard E. Feinberg and others
Transaction Books (for the Overseas Development Council), 1986
184 pp. $19.95

Neat timing permits the editor to write an open letter to the new president of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development that emphasizes the problems and opportunities the World Bank will have if governments follow through on suggestions that it play a much greater part in the international debt problem than it has done so far. Naturally, seven contributors generate a great deal of advice, much of it about the delicacies of "policy-based" lending and some of it plainly intended to moderate the impact of some policies of the International Monetary Fund, the Bank's twin organization.

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