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The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low- and middle-income countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects.

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Was any reform made at the World Bank to prevent a country for using its influence to pressure World Bank officials to alter its data?

China has tried over the past two decades to increase its influence over international institutions, including the IMF and the World Health Organization, and their policies. The changes made to the ...
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How does the common framework of the Paris Club ignore the goals of the Chinese and what does China seek to achieve in poor countries?

Another potential explanation is that Westerners designed the rules of the talks—called the common framework—without accounting for Chinese practices and goals, said Alexandra Zeitz, an assistant ...
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Did the IMF or World Bank give a public explanation as to why they won't share their debt sustainability analyses with China?

Expanding this definition should bring into the fold "middle-income" countries such as crisis-hit Sri Lanka, which has been seeking debt restructuring assurances from China similar to those ...
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Why won't China accept losses on loans and want private creditors and multilateral institutions to do the same?

U.S. officials are among those who have criticized China for being unwilling to accept losses on loans unless private-sector creditors and multilateral development banks do the same. Consequently, ...
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What proportion of Chinese lending to Africa is interest-free, according to the World Bank?

I'm trying to figure out if some figures put out by Johns Hopkins CARI (China-Africa Research Initiative) in a WaPo piece include (or don't) the so-called "hidden lending" that China ...
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How can a country (UN or non-UN member) become a member of the World Bank?

There are 193 member countries in the United Nations (UN). Besides these, there are lots of other sovereign countries that are currently not a member of the World Bank. So, How can a country (UN or ...
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