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The governance structures of the Bretton Woods Financial Institutions : a case of "Beggar-Thy-Neighbour" / Ahmed Naciri.

Author/Creator:
Naciri, Ahmed, author.
Publication:
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
Conference Name:
United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, (1944 : Bretton Woods, N.H.)
Series:
SpringerBriefs in economics.
Springer briefs in economics
Format/Description:
Conference/Event
Book
xxi, 184 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Bretton Woods Financial Institutions.
World Bank.
Economic assistance.
International relations.
Summary:
This book uses institutional data to examine and analyze the current governance structures of Multilateral Financial Institutions (MFIs) with the ultimate goal of reforming MFI governance models to be more responsive to the needs of developing countries. Founded in the post-World War II era, MFIs, collectively known as the Bretton Woods Financial Institutions (BWFIs), were created to promote global economic development and financial stability. This book argues, however, that the governance structures and policies of the MFIs have been biased in favour of developed country members, excluding less economically advanced countries from decision-making processes and perpetuating the economic status quo. Considering the inability of MFIs to adequately respond to the financial needs of developing countries, the book raises an alternative proposal for BWFI reform, based on the following criteria: (i) encouraging development incentives, (ii) favouring development learning through knowledge transfer and easing its appropriation by developing countries, and (iii) guiding and facilitating access to private international financial markets. Combining historical economic analysis with policy recommendations for the future, this book will be of particular interest to students and researchers of development economics, governance, and MFIs, as well as practitioners working with the institutions studied.-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Overview: historical development of international financial institutions, development assistance and conceptual issues
Poor and developing environment
Bretton Woods institutions within the international financial architecture for development
Governance of Bretton Woods financial institutions
Regional development banks within the international financial architecture for development
Governance structure of regional development banks
Development assistance movement within the international financial architecture for development
Empirical assessment of official development assistance efficiency
Empirical assessment of the impact of public governance on development
Empirical assessment of developing countries' public governance
Concluding remarks: a lightened cooperation and assistance!
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-184).
ISBN:
3319979051
9783319979052
OCLC:
1044822675
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