Merry Sisterhood Or Guarded Watchfulness? Cooperation Between The International Monetary Fund And The World Bank

Since their inception at the end of the Second World War, the sister organizations of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have aimed to consistently speak with one voice vis-?-vis their member governments. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that they often do not speak in one voice. Fabricius draws on field research conducted in Ghana, Pakistan, Peru, and Vietnam to identify the conditions that determine whether or not the organizations are indeed on the same page and to address whether their traditional plea for consistency is always desirable.

Provided by: Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics Topic: Software Date Added: Dec 2007 Format: PDF

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