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The World Bank Group Guarantee Instruments, 1990-2007: An Independent Evaluation (Independent Evaluation Group Studies) (Paperback)

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Foreign direct investment and private capital flows are highly concentrated geographically, with almost half of them reaching five top destinations. These flows tend to evade many high-risk countries. Regulatory and contractual risks, particularly in infrastructure, have inhibited investments in many parts of the developing world. A core objective of the World Bank Group (WBG) has been to support the flow of private investment for development; guarantees and insurance have been among the instruments that the WBG has used to pursue this objective. This study examines three main questions: - Should the WBG be in the guarantee business? - Have guarantee instruments in the three WBG institutions been used to their potential as reflected in WBG expectations and perceived demand? - Is the WBG appropriately organized to deliver its range of guarantee products in an effective and efficient manner?

Product Details
ISBN: 9780821376799
ISBN-10: 0821376799
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Publication Date: April 21st, 2009
Pages: 115
Language: English
Series: Independent Evaluation Group Studies