Research on World Bank revolving doors

28 January 2003

As well as its formal power of lending money and setting conditions, the World Bank exercises influence by establishing institutions (which often become World Bank clients) and by training and placing people who end up in important positions. The Bretton Woods Project is initiating some research on this topic, including a listing of individuals who have moved between the Bank and prominent posts in borrower governments, borrower government institutions, or the private sector. This will be used to formulate recommendations on quarantine periods and other measures the Bank could adopt.

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