The Bretton Woods Project has been joined by a new Communications and Research Officer, Charlotte Carlsson. Charlotte has a wide range of communications qualifications, and experience in different organizations, for example working in Brussels producing newsletter and information materials about the European Social Fund. Her previous job was as Information Officer for CIET International (Community Information, Empowerment and Transparency), an international group working with NGOs and researchers to build the community voice into planning – see www.ciet.org.
In the news
In December 2013, the German Development Institute, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Bretton Woods Project, in collaboration with the G-24, hosted a high-level workshop in Berlin to foster an open exchange on the profound changes in the global economy and the implications for global economic governance and its constituent institutions and members.
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.
The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid hosted project (UK registered charity no. 274467).