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World Bank and IMF activities in Africa

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade

World Bank and IMF activities in Africa

hearing before the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, May 15, 2001

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [Congressional Sales Office] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World Bank,
  • International Monetary Fund,
  • Public health -- Africa -- Finance,
  • Africa -- Economic conditions

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 119 p. ;
    Number of Pages119
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18127898M
    ISBN 100160662656

      The World Bank is an international organization that helps emerging market countries to reduce poverty. Its first goal is to end extreme poverty. It wants no more than 3% of people to live on $ a day or less by Its second goal is to promote shared prosperity. It wants to improve the incomes of the bottom 40% of the population in each. Reforming Public Institutions and Strengthening Governanceis part of a broader World Bank effort to delineate sector and thematic strategies. While it is intended primarily as a guide for our own work, we hope that the lessons of experience and the goals and approaches for the future that it lays out will serve the broader development Size: 1MB.


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World Bank and IMF activities in Africa by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade Download PDF EPUB FB2

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