Last updated on: 11/16/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

World Bank Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of July 9, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The World Bank is like a cooperative, where its 184 member countries are shareholders. The shareholders are represented by a Board of Governors, who are the ultimate policy makers at the World Bank. Generally, the governors are member countries’ ministers of finance or ministers of development. They meet once a year at the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Because the governors only meet annually, they delegate specific duties to 24 Executive Directors, who work on-site at the bank. The five largest shareholders, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States appoint an executive director, while other member countries are represented by 19 executive directors.”

“About Us,” World Bank website (accessed Sep. 8, 2006)

Mission:

“To fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. To help people help thenselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.”

“About Us,” World Bank website (accessed Sep. 8, 2006)

Other:
International Financial Institution
Quoted in:
  1. How Much International Aid Do the Palestinian Territories Receive?