© 1995

The World Bank and Non-Governmental Organizations

The Limits of Apolitical Development


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Paul J. Nelson
    Pages 1-12
  3. Paul J. Nelson
    Pages 13-35
  4. Paul J. Nelson
    Pages 112-141
  5. Paul J. Nelson
    Pages 176-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 198-235

About this book


This book assesses the World Bank's interaction with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in projects, policy dialogue and elsewhere. Based on extensive project documents, public and private policy statements and interviews, the author identifies central organizational barriers to greater collaboration and accountability, and links these to the international political economy of the World Bank. The author suggests guidelines for judging organizational change in the World Bank, reviews opportunities and dangers for NGOs in relating with major aid donors, and discusses agenda and strategy.


economy government participation Policy political economy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Church World Service and Lutheran World ReliefWashington, DCUSA

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