ISBN: 146480382X | 2014 | EPUB | 256 Pages | 23 MB
The World Bank Group A to Z provides the most concise and essential information about the mission, policies, procedures, products, and services of the new World Bank Group. With more than 280 entries arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, readers can easily find up-to-date information about the five agencies of the World Bank Group and the wide range of areas in which they work: from agriculture, education, energy, health, social protection, and labor to gender, jobs, conflict, private sector development, trade, water, and climate change. The World Bank Group?s work in all of these areas now focuses on two new twin goals: eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity of the poorest 40 percent in every developing country. Building on previous editions of A Guide to the World Bank, this new volume has been completely revised and updated to include features not found in its predecessors including, at the start of the book, a graphical introduction to the World Bank Group, highlighting the Bank Group?s goals, financials, regions, and results; examples and photos of Bank Group projects and programs; and tools to guide you to the information you are looking for (even if you don?t know exactly what that is). It also reflects the wideranging reforms that have taken place within the World Bank Group in recent years, including the launch of the new World Bank Group Strategy; new approaches to development; the establishment of new Global Practice Groups and Cross Cutting Solutions Areas; and the goal of becoming a "Solutions Bank," one that will marshal the vast reserves of evidence and experiential knowledge across the five World Bank Group agencies and apply them to local problems.