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International Political Economy Series

The World Bank and Transferring Development

Policy Movement through Technical Assistance

Authors: Bazbauers, Adrian Robert

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  • Makes a significant contribution to our understanding of World Bank policiesDemonstrates that the collaborative design of projects by the Bank and country officials is essential to their success
  • Explores four core pillars of technical assistance 
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This book analyses the World Bank’s provision of technical assistance from 1946 to the present day. It argues that the relational dynamics between technical assistance provider and recipient affects the legitimacy of policy norms travelling from the ‘international’ to the ‘domestic’. Beginning from the constructivist position that ‘development’ is a social construct, the author contends that successful policy movement via technical assistance depends on the recipient’s perception of the validity of policy reforms, with perception being influenced by the way those ideas and practices are presented, packaged, and transferred. In advancing this argument, Bazbauers analyses four pillars of World Bank technical assistance: technical assistance components (advisory services incorporated within lending operations), stand-alone technical assistance projects (projects designed to solely deliver technical assistance), survey missions (activities involved in measuring the development status of developing countries), and training institutes (the courses of the Economic Development Institute and World Bank Institute).






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Adrian Robert Bazbauers is Lecturer in Government and Politics in the School of Government & Policy at the University of Canberra, Australia. His research interests include the World Bank, global development, policy movement, and crises in capitalism.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £71.50
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The World Bank and Transferring Development
Book Subtitle
Policy Movement through Technical Assistance
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58160-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58160-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58159-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86336-8
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 258
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