The United States is apparently driving a hard bargain with World Bank President Jim Kim, who is hoping the bank’s 189 shareholders will agree to increase the current capital of the bank’s “hard” window (for middle-income countries with over $1200 in per capita income) sometime in 2018. A deeper capital base would allow the bank to lend more—more each year than the almost $30 billion of loans approved in 2016.
Inequality and inclusive growth were high on the agenda of the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank earlier this month. We are glad about that, but the under-reported story here is that this prominence marks a dramatic shift in the IMF over the last two decades in the IMF’s approach to the relevant challenges for the poorest countries, including on the issue of social safety nets and social expenditures.
This essay was first published in the Vanguardia Dossier no. 65. It has been updated slightly. Read this essay in Spanish. PDFs courtesy of La Vanguardia. Globalization is under attack in the West. The debate among pundits is no longer about whether globalization is to blame or not. It is about why globalization is now the bugaboo it has become.
@BrankoMilan@cgbrookings@charlesjkenny Isn't US different from Europe? Racism interacting with growing economic insecurity relative to blacks/immigrants "of color", with resulting anxiety/anger of white males.@charleskenny Still Implies econ insecurty more than "marginal"!
Capacity building at INSTITUTIONAL level! A breakthrough program! See especially bullet 3 ($15k compared to ca.$300K to put 1 expert in 1 country 1 year a la USAID). See bullet 4. From Liberian former fin minister IMF alumna Sayeh @CGDev
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