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George Woods and the World Bank

Author: Robert W Oliver
Publisher: Boulder : Lynne Rienner, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Woods transformed the World Bank from a relatively passive investment organization into an active leader of world development. He pushed for greatly increased lending in support of agriculture and education, worked closely with the United Nations, and revived and greatly strengthened economic analysis in the Bank itself. He also initiated measures to expand the equity investments of the International Finance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: George D Woods; George D Woods; George D Woods; George D Woods
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Oliver
ISBN: 1555875033 9781555875039
OCLC Number: 30036119
Description: xix, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: George and Louise; The First Boston Years; Black's Bank; A New President of the World Bank; The Role of the Economists; India; The Wisdom of George Woods; The Frustration of George Woods; The Grand Assize, McNamara, and Wood's Farewell.
Responsibility: by Robert W. Oliver.

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Based on interviews and historical record, this is a biography of the 4th president of the World Bank, who transformed the bank from a relatively passive investment organisation into an active leader  Read more...

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