A new initiative from US NGO Bank Information Center will provide information on the appointments made by president Wolfowitz, as well as his speeches and travel schedule. Bank watchers believe that, rather than asserting his authority over the institution in head-on John Bolton style, Wolfowitz will signal his intentions through the people he places in key positions of influence. Such appointments already include Kevin Kellims, former spokesperson for US vice-president Dick Cheney, as senior advisor; and Robin Cleveland, formerly in the office of the president of the United States, as counsellor.
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.
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