Global Economic Governance

The Economics Program and the Scholl Chair in International Business evaluate the health, trajectory, and efficacy of the Bretton Woods institutions in an era of diffuse economic power.

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Photo: DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Should Do Less to Achieve More

The World Bank and IMF are increasingly focused on expanding their mandate at the expense of economic development and financial stability goals. This paper urges these institutions to “get back to basics” by streamlining their priorities and enhancing accountability.   

Report by Jennifer "DJ" Nordquist and Dan Katz — January 22, 2024

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