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Reflective shadows : political economy of the World Bank lending to India

Author: Nagesh Prabhu
Publisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This book maps the World Bank's economic clout, administrative influence, and maneuvers through politics towards structural reforms of the Indian economy. It notes how the Bank was able to influence the country's economic and social policies through lending, as also the government's ability to resist this influence. It is a discourse on a world institution negotiating a country's policies for development and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nagesh Prabhu
ISBN: 9780199466825 0199466823
OCLC Number: 963317289
Description: xxxix, 541 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Theorizing the role of the World Bank --
The World Bank: travelogue of policies --
From skepticism to friendship: India and the World Bank --
Harvests and equity: lending for agriculture --
Negotiating with the world market: lending to industry, banking, and infrastructure --
Helping tomorrow's India: lending for urban development --
Engineering the social sector: education and health --
Fishing in federal waters: World Bank and the states --
Lending to lagging states in a federal system.
Responsibility: Nagesh Prabhu.

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This book examines the relevance of World Bank's lending to India across sectors and states, highlighting its influence on structural adjustments during the nation's pre- and post-liberalization  Read more...

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