Reflective Shadows

Political Economy of World Bank Lending to India

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9780199466825

Publication date:

10/11/2016

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584 pages

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ISBN:

9780199466825

Publication date:

10/11/2016

Hardback

584 pages

Nagesh Prabhu

India, one of the founding members of the World Bank, is also the Bank’s single largest borrower since its inception. There are natural curiosities to know how the relationship between the two has evolved through fluctuations in India’s political and economic scenario. Has the World Bank’s work in India aligned itself with the country’s own developmental agenda—facilitating or impeding the nation’s progress? Based on years of grassroots-level experience in political processes, Nagesh Prabhu charts out a comprehensive assessment of various facets of this relationship. This book examines the relevance of the World Bank’s lending to India across sectors and states, highlighting its influence on structural adjustments during the nation’s pre- and post-liberalization phases. Bringing out the role of bureaucracy and industry in the country’s negotiations with the Bank, the book also focuses on the effectiveness and impact of World Bank aid to India. It presents a factual reading of the Bank’s influence within India’s policy circles on sensitive macro-level issues, political upheavals, and state-level interventions in the federal context.

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Nagesh Prabhu

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India, one of the founding members of the World Bank, is also the Bank’s single largest borrower since its inception. There are natural curiosities to know how the relationship between the two has evolved through fluctuations in India’s political and economic scenario. Has the World Bank’s work in India aligned itself with the country’s own developmental agenda—facilitating or impeding the nation’s progress? Based on years of grassroots-level experience in political processes, Nagesh Prabhu charts out a comprehensive assessment of various facets of this relationship.
This book examines the relevance of the World Bank’s lending to India across sectors and states, highlighting its influence on structural adjustments during the nation’s pre- and post-liberalization phases. Bringing out the role of bureaucracy and industry in the country’s negotiations with the Bank, the book also focuses on the effectiveness and impact of World Bank aid to India. It presents a factual reading of the Bank’s influence within India’s policy circles on sensitive macro-level issues, political upheavals, and state-level interventions in the federal context.

About the Author
Nagesh Prabhu
is Deputy Editor at The Hindu, Bengaluru, India. A PhD in political science from the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, he has spent over two decades analysing issues in political economy.

Nagesh Prabhu

Table of contents


Foreword by R.S. Deshpande
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Section I

  1. Theorizing the Role of the World Bank
  2. The World Bank: Travelogue of Policies

Section II
  1. From Scepticism to Friendship: India and the World Bank
  2. Harvests and Equity: Lending for Agriculture
  3. Negotiating with the World Market: Lending to Industry, Banking, and Infrastructure
  4. Helping Tomorrow’s India: Lending for Urban Development
  5. Engineering the Social Sector: Education and Health

Section III
  1. Fishing in Federal Waters: World Bank and the States
  2. Lending to Lagging States in a Federal System

Section IV
  1. Towards a New Beginning

Appendices
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

Nagesh Prabhu

Nagesh Prabhu

Nagesh Prabhu

Description

India, one of the founding members of the World Bank, is also the Bank’s single largest borrower since its inception. There are natural curiosities to know how the relationship between the two has evolved through fluctuations in India’s political and economic scenario. Has the World Bank’s work in India aligned itself with the country’s own developmental agenda—facilitating or impeding the nation’s progress? Based on years of grassroots-level experience in political processes, Nagesh Prabhu charts out a comprehensive assessment of various facets of this relationship.
This book examines the relevance of the World Bank’s lending to India across sectors and states, highlighting its influence on structural adjustments during the nation’s pre- and post-liberalization phases. Bringing out the role of bureaucracy and industry in the country’s negotiations with the Bank, the book also focuses on the effectiveness and impact of World Bank aid to India. It presents a factual reading of the Bank’s influence within India’s policy circles on sensitive macro-level issues, political upheavals, and state-level interventions in the federal context.

About the Author
Nagesh Prabhu
is Deputy Editor at The Hindu, Bengaluru, India. A PhD in political science from the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, he has spent over two decades analysing issues in political economy.

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Table of contents


Foreword by R.S. Deshpande
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Section I

  1. Theorizing the Role of the World Bank
  2. The World Bank: Travelogue of Policies

Section II
  1. From Scepticism to Friendship: India and the World Bank
  2. Harvests and Equity: Lending for Agriculture
  3. Negotiating with the World Market: Lending to Industry, Banking, and Infrastructure
  4. Helping Tomorrow’s India: Lending for Urban Development
  5. Engineering the Social Sector: Education and Health

Section III
  1. Fishing in Federal Waters: World Bank and the States
  2. Lending to Lagging States in a Federal System

Section IV
  1. Towards a New Beginning

Appendices
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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