In This Review

The World Bank And Structural Transformation In Developing Countries: The Case Of Zaire
The World Bank And Structural Transformation In Developing Countries: The Case Of Zaire
By Winsome J. Leslie
Lynne Rienner, 1987, 208 pp.

As the author says, Zaïre offers an extreme case against which to judge World Bank efforts at using its aid to spur policy and administrative reform. Thus the description of the bank's record in Zaïre is not especially useful in assessing the broader African picture. It does, however, offer careful documentation of the intricacies of maneuvering within Zaïre, and can serve as a cautionary tale for any foreign experts who may still be insufficiently wary about the difficulties of trying to impose controls on African economies.