The Legacy of the World Bank and the IMF in Africa: Help or Hindrance?
As we now know, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund were created to help assure global stability in finance and trade, and to provide long-term funding for specific development activities. The effectiveness of these institutions in Africa has been mixed, with many critics arguing that the World Bank and IMF legacy in Africa has been largely harmful. After reading a chapter from Robert Gilpin’s The Political Economy of International Relations, provide arguments that take into account each theoretical school of thought for one of your country case studies.
What programs were implemented?
How were they implemented?
Were they successful?
Why or why not?
Robert Gilpin, Chapter 7, Theories of Economic Development and Overview of Theories of IPE
Chazan, et.al., Chapter 10, and Moss, Chapter 7
In-text citations are sufficient (Hudson, 2016)
A bibliography is needed because of the additional research.
Please submit your write-up as a word document. .
The paper should be about 2500-3000 words, double-spaced in a 11-12 point font.
Provide a cover page, to include a title, your name, my name, the course name, and a date.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeArgument
Constructs an advanced argument and supports claims skillfully; presents a well-focused, original argumentative conclusion with effective logical support
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Locates and synthesizes in-depth information from relevant sources that represent diverse points of view; cites sources accurately in written work.
Writes prose that is clear, fluent, readable, and virtually error-free; conveys meaning expertly through precise word choice and impeccable style and tone
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Organizes and synthesizes evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.