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The World Bank was offering a loan subject to the government addressing human rights issues, but the deal fell through when China provided the loan without condition.
  an international financial institution that is one of the world’s largest sources of development assistance (financial and technical) to developing countries
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Also called the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
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  • The World Bank was offering a loan subject to the government addressing human rights issues, but the deal fell through when China provided the loan without condition.
  • A World Bank study in 2000 found that 42.5 percent of Mexico’s 100 million people live on $2 or less a day.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • That’s about half what it would cost the government of Pakistan to build the same school, and one-fifth of what the World Bank would spend on the same project.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • But, Jim said, political will was hardly the issue in a place such as Zaire, whose most recent president had stolen about 30 percent of the money loaned by foreign governments and the World Bank.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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  • Without bothering to turn his head, George could see a famous film producer, a minor poet, a mathematician, two actors, an atomic power engineer, a game warden, the editor of a weekly news magazine, a statistician from the World Bank, a violin virtuoso, a professor of arthrology and an astrophysicist.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • In the early 1990s, the United Nations and the World Bank began to appreciate the potential resource that women and girls represent.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The World Bank and other international financial institutions had insisted, as they had through much of Africa, that Burundi’s medical facilities impose "user fees.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The donation is matched by funds from the World Bank and again by the Asian Development Bank.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "Investment in girls’ education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world," Lawrence Summers wrote when he was chief economist of the World Bank.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In 2001 the World Bank produced an influential study, Engendering Development Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, arguing that promoting gender equality is crucial to combat global poverty.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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  • A World Bank study found that 42.5 percent of Mexicans live on two dollars or less a day.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The World Bank has estimated that for every one thousand girls who get one additional year of education, two fewer women will die in childbirth.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In Burundi, which the World Bank counts as the poorest country in the world, donor countries provide fewer than three condoms per man per year.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • " The World Bank summed up the experience in a 2003 report: "Maternal mortality can be halved in developing countries every 7-10 years … regardless of income level and growth rate.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The World Bank was planning a loan to try to stanch the tb epidemic in Russia.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Instead, Hillary Clinton prevailed on the World Bank to look into giving Russia a loan.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The 2000 World Bank study cited is "The Effect of IMF and World Bank Programs on Poverty."
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The 2000 World Bank study cited is "The Effect of IMF and World Bank Programs on Poverty."
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Farmer made a note—"aids patients get longer prison sentences?"—and said he’d pass it on to the World Bank’s aids specialist.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Tomorrow Paul will represent your interests at the World Bank.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • One night over cocktails, one of the members of the World Bank team had said to Farmer, "I like Alex, but please keep him away from the meetings."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • But at the meeting today, the consensus on the World Bank team had seemed to be that Justice—the prisoners—would get only 20 percent of the loan.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Farmer said, "But you won’t do that yet, because I’ll feel I wasted a whole year in the World Bank offices."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In the end, the World Bank team agreed that the prisoners would get about half the loan.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The World Bank says that the program raised high school attendance by 10 percent for boys and 20 percent for girls.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Many of Roshaneh’s friends in Pakistan and at Wharton wanted to get rich, but she wanted to save the world, and so she joined the World Bank.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I thought I would go to the World Bank and make a difference.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • So Roshaneh took a leap of faith: She quit her job at the World Bank and wrote a letter to Yunus telling him that she wanted to become a microfinancier.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • And the World Bank created something called a mission to Moscow, a group of economists, epidemiologists, and public health experts who would work out the details of a loan.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Skeptics such as William Easterly, a New York University professor who has long experience at the World Bank, argue that aid is often wasted and sometimes does more harm than good.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He went to dozens of American and Canadian universities and colleges, preaching his O for the P gospel, and to South Africa, where he debated a World Bank official at an international aids conference.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Partly thanks to the example of their work in Peru, the World Bank shared a consensus: the loan should be used to treat all strains of tb in Russia; that is, should be used for both dots and dots-plus campaigns.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • As Homi Kharas, an economist who has worked on these issues for the World Bank and the Brookings Institution, advised us: Engineering an economic takeoff is really about using a nation’s resources most efficiently.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • But the World Bank concluded that 15 to 20 percent of madrassa students were receiving military training, along with a curriculum that emphasized jihad and hatred of the West at the expense of subjects of like math, science, and literature.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Farmer also agreed to serve as the chief but unpaid consultant on tb in Russian prisons for the World Bank’s mission to Moscow—unpaid at his insistence; he deplored some of the bank’s policies; Soros was taking care of his expenses.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • About 250 were receiving the drugs in Tomsk, and, largely because of the efforts of who, the Russian Ministry of Health had finally agreed to the terms of the World Bank’s tb loan—150 million dollars to begin to fight the epidemic throughout the country.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Farmer had told me on the plane to Moscow that he was tired of the World Bank meetings and the arguments, in conference rooms that grew increasingly airless, where there were no patients, his thoughts straying back to Cange: When the next meningitis victim came in, would one of the doctors, in his absence, do a spinal tap?
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • A senior World Bank official told a maternal health conference in London in 2007, with typical enthusiasm: "Investing in better health for women and their children is just smart economics.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "By 2001, a World Bank study estimated that at least twenty thousand madrassas were teaching as many as 2 million of Pakistan’s students an Islamic-based curriculum.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Alex went on, "The World Bank brought here an expert with a turban from India, in this terrible snow, and he doesn’t know anything about Russia, and he’s feenished.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Among the e-mails he’d dealt with last night, he’d found one that quoted a member of the World Bank team as saying, "It’s ridiculous and too expensive, this proposal for the prisons.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • And the mixture of players involved in the discussions seemed combustible, like the nations of Europe before World War I—a stew of World Bank consultants with substantial résumés, some with egos to match, combined with Russian colonels and generals and former apparatchiks and old tb warriors, members of a defeated empire, on the lookout for condescension.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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