Questioning the Growth Model was a meeting organised jointly by the Bretton Woods Project and Both Ends to analyse the core ideas on development underlying the policies and practices of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The three day round table meeting took place in March 1999 in the Netherlands. Some 40 people from 20 countries participated in this meeting, both researchers and activists dealing with the Bretton Woods Institutions.
Introduction: “The World Bank and IMF: dilemmas and opportunities” by Alex Wilks and Theo Ruyter
“The Growth Illusion: Seven Years On” by Richard Douthwaite
“Confronting Gender Inequities and Political Disempowerment ” by Laura Rubio Frade
“The Growth Model: Hard Wired and Hard to Change” by Gerald O. Barney
“The Bretton Woods Twins: Caught in Their Paradigm” by Kamal Malhotra
“An Alternative African Recovery Model” by Dipo Busari
“Economic Globalism: Doomed to Break Down” by Samir Amin