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The IMF and World Bank

With the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank spring meetings scheduled to begin in Washington, D.C. on April 26, organizers are preparing to debate such issues as globalization, foreign investment, corruption and governments, and the role of international financial institutions. As with other recent IMF and World Bank gatherings recently, there is a threat of protest demonstrations.

At this press briefing, a panel of experts—including the authors of two new Brookings Policy Briefs and a former US Executive Director of the IMF—will preview the spring meetings and discuss ways to resolve some of the issues confronting members of the two organizations.

Carol Graham will focus on implementing policies that would help prevent a backlash against globalization due to worker dissatisfaction in developing countries, and Shang-Jin Wei will discuss the IMF’s role in fighting corruption around the world, and how corruption retards economic programs in developing countries.

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The IMF and World Bank

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