The agenda for next year’s UN Conference on Finance For Development will cover 6 broad themes. These are: mobilising domestic financial resources for development; mobilising international resources for development: foreign direct investment and other private flows; trade; international financial cooperation for development, debt; and the overall coherence of the international monetary, financial and trading systems in support of development. No date or venue for the conference has been confirmed although it will take place before July 2001.
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Last year BRICS' leaders agreed to launch a BRICS development bank. Whether this is considered positive depends in part what questions are being asked. Sameer Dossani of ActionAid International highlights the flaws in the World Bank and IMF, analyses whether a BRICS Bank could be different from these institutions and proposes what it should do and what it should look like.
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