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Reforming the Bretton Woods Institutions

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  • Kunibert Raffer

    (University of Vienna, Austria)

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: There is an urgent need of fundamental reforms of IBRD and IMF. Both institutions have repeatedly violated their own Articles of Agreement, creating damage to their members. Thwarting its founders’ intentions the IBRD has refrained from shouldering risks appropriately. This paper shows how financial accountability and professional standards comparable to private consultants can be introduced for both projects and programmes. The grave systemic moral hazard that these Institutions gain financially and institutionally from damages negligently done to their clients must be removed. One solution recommended for programmes was first proposed at the University of Zagreb in 1987.

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Article provided by Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb in its journal Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business.

Volume (Year): 5 (2002)
Issue (Month): Special Conference Issue (December)
Pages: 97-108

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Handle: RePEc:zag:zirebs:v:5:y:2002:i:sci:p:97-108

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Keywords: Bretton Woods Institutions; multilateral lending; financial accountability;

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