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.
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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