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Michael makes his mark : the life and times of a change agent in the World Bank (English)

This collective publication was prepared by Gloria Davis, Andrew Steer, and Warren Van Wicklin, on behalf of colleagues and friends, as a tribute to Michael Cernea on the occasion of his formal retirement from regular Bank work. Through his activities, 'Michael made his mark,' and in these pages the contributors speak about 'the life and times of a change agent inside the World Bank.'


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    Davis, Gloria Steer, Andrew Wicklin, Warren Van

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    Michael makes his mark : the life and times of a change agent in the World Bank

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Davis, Gloria Steer, Andrew Wicklin, Warren Van

Michael makes his mark : the life and times of a change agent in the World Bank (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.