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The World Bank.

The World Bank is an international financial institution which provides loans to its member states for capital programmes. Its motto is ‘Working for a World Free of Poverty’, and the World Bank has definitely done a great deal in working towards that aim. However, the institution has attracted controversy surrounding its promotion of structural adjustment programmes and the dominance of highly developed Western states in its governance structures. Indeed, the United States has provided every single President of the World Bank in the history of the institution).

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