Titre : The road to Huddersfield. A journey to five ...
Éditeur : Pantheon Books,, New York
Date d'édition : 1963
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good
235 pages, 4 plates, 6 maps, cloth, dj, very good. 235 pages, 4 plates, 6 maps, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: An absorbing and highly readable biography of the World Bank, this is an important book for all those interested in the progress and needs of an ever-changing community of nations. Starting out in Washington, where he describes the history and organization of the Bank and portrays the amazing career of its long-time president, Eugene Black, Mr. Morris then travels to Ethiopia, Siam, Italy, Colombia, India and Pakistan to examine various projects undertaken through World Bank loans. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), specialized agency of the United Nations, with headquarters at Washington, D.C.; also called the World Bank. Plans were laid at the Bretton Woods Conference (1944) for the formation of a world bank; it was formally organized in 1945, when 28 countries ratified the agreement; there are now 183 members. The bank not only makes loans to member nations, but, under government guarantee, to private investors, for the purpose of facilitating productive investment, encouraging foreign trade, and discharging burdens of international debt. All members of the bank must also belong to the International Monetary Fund. The bank is self-sustaining and has maintained a profit on its lending activities. It is controlled by a board of governors, one from each member state. Votes are allocated according to capital subscription. Ordinary affairs are conducted by 22 executive directors, five appointed by the five largest capital subscribers, the United States, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, and France, and 17 elected by the remaining members. Regional vice presidents oversee the bank's operations in five regions: Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, East Africa, West Africa, and (in one grouping) Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. N° de réf. du libraire 11861
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