Continuing a much-heralded tradition at the Bretton Woods Project, the first issue of 2005 will feature ‘Bankspeak of the Year’ – the most incomprehensible use of words in a Bank or Fund document or speech. Also, our list of recommended resources – the best of books, reports and articles written about the work of the Bank and Fund in 2004. Suggestions from readers for both features are very welcome.
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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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