Private sector development is central to the World Bank Group's efforts to promote growth, to free up scarce government resources for investments in people, and to help countries integrate into the global economy. The Business Partnership Center (BPC), which was established in 1996, created this CD-ROM to introduce the business community to the products and services offered by the World Bank Group. The World Bank Group includes the World Bank which focuses on government-sector related projects, The International Finance Corporation which finances private projects in developing countries, and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency which insures projects against risks. In an engaging, vivid, multimedia format, the CD-ROM provides a wealth of information about how the Bank Group works with the business community. With hyperlinks to various websites, this CD-ROM supplies the latest information. The user will also learn about special initiatives with the private sector, how the Group develops its projects, and whom to contact for information within the Group. The information contained on this CD-ROM furnishes the business community with a comprehensive guide on how the Group operates. It also shows how private business can secure a successful and productive partnership with the World Bank Group. Detailed information on the loan application processes can assist businesses with acquiring financing. With over $20 billion in contracts awarded annually through World Bank projects, this product is a valuable resource for anyone seeking association with the Bank. Minimum Requirements IBM Compatible: Windows 3.1 or later, Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT; QuickTime 2.1 or later; 12 MB RAM or more; Sound Card. Macintosh: System 7.1 or later; QuickTime 2.1 or later; 12 MB RAM or more."
Publisher: World Bank Publications