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The international development institutions and regionalism: the case of South-East Asia

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Abstract


  • Why is it that the World Bank has failed to effectively incorporate the

    impact of regionalisation within its economic development strategies and

    policy advice for borrowing countries? This is an interesting puzzle given the

    increasing importance that scholarly observers, policy practitioners and

    development agencies have attached to regionalism and regionalisation in

    recent years. In the fiscal years 19952005, the World Bank provided only

    US$1.7 billion in support for regional (or multi-country) operations across

    the globe*/this is less than 1 percent of its project and other funding overall.

    In South-East Asia, while the Asian Development Bank has had a

    particularly strong engagement with regionalism, the World Bank has

    only recently started to come on board with regional analysis and programs.

    The article proposes that the gap is due to a combination of institutional and

    ideological factors, and explores this proposition through a study of the

    World Bank in Vietnam.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Engel, S. N. (2010). The international development institutions and regionalism: the case of South-East Asia. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 64 (1), 55-69.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77950930493

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1974&context=artspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/955

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 55

End Page


  • 69

Volume


  • 64

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/10357710903460014

Abstract


  • Why is it that the World Bank has failed to effectively incorporate the

    impact of regionalisation within its economic development strategies and

    policy advice for borrowing countries? This is an interesting puzzle given the

    increasing importance that scholarly observers, policy practitioners and

    development agencies have attached to regionalism and regionalisation in

    recent years. In the fiscal years 19952005, the World Bank provided only

    US$1.7 billion in support for regional (or multi-country) operations across

    the globe*/this is less than 1 percent of its project and other funding overall.

    In South-East Asia, while the Asian Development Bank has had a

    particularly strong engagement with regionalism, the World Bank has

    only recently started to come on board with regional analysis and programs.

    The article proposes that the gap is due to a combination of institutional and

    ideological factors, and explores this proposition through a study of the

    World Bank in Vietnam.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Engel, S. N. (2010). The international development institutions and regionalism: the case of South-East Asia. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 64 (1), 55-69.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77950930493

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1974&context=artspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/955

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 55

End Page


  • 69

Volume


  • 64

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/10357710903460014