The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are the bankers of the global economy. The World Bank helps impoverished economies become profitable by offering financial assistance. The IMF is the organization that provides international cooperation among the world's economic superpowers. Readers are provided with explanations of the inner workings of both organizations in this informative volume. In addition, this view into the mechanics of global economics offers insight to readers about just how interdependent we all are in this globalized age.