Michel Camdessus, former IMF Managing Director, has proposed that the G8 should be expanded to the G30, to include all countries represented on the IMF and World Bank boards plus representatives from the IMF, WB and UN institutions. This grouping should meet every two years. James Wolfensohn, Bank President, has welcomed the proposal.
The IMF and the World Bank are increasingly engaged with the challenge of addressing how tax avoidance and evasion affect developing countries, but need to address the role played by multinational enterprises and tax havens in exacerbating inequality and undermining countries’ domestic revenues.
The Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality. The briefing questions the sustainability of the Fund's new approach to gender equality and reveals that the Fund's analysis so far is limited and inconsistent with the full achievement of women's economic empowerment.
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