Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Sep 6, 2005
The 2005 Summit of the Group of 8 leaders of industrialized countries took place in Gleneagles, Scotland, July 6-8. The Summit stood tall among the frantic series of 2005 high-level meetings, reports and other advocacy moments which held promise because of their focus on development issues and on the problems in Africa. However, clouded by despicable terrorist attacks in London that threatened to derail the agenda of the meetings and at some point the meeting itself the July 2005 Summit failed to meet the expectations of so many faith-based and secular NGOs, groups and movements.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 22, 2005
"This week the 2005 Summit of the Group of 8 leaders of industrialized countries took place in Gleneagles, Scotland. The Summit stood high among the frantic series of high-level meetings, reports and other advocacy moments that, because of their focus on development issues and on Africa, held promise for a 2005 in which important decisions would improve the living conditions of thousands. However, clouded by despicable terrorist attacks in London that threatened to derail the agenda of the meeting –and at some point the meeting itself –the Summit failed to meet expectations," says this article.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, May 20, 2005
"As world leaders prepare for the July 2005 G-8 meetings in Gleneagles, Scotland, activists around the world are turning their their focus to three broad areas: debt, aid, and trade. ""The greatest hopes for positive outcomes at Gleneagles are pinned on the debt issue,"" Aldo Caliari, Director of the Center's Rethinking Bretton Woods project, writes in this article appeared in Center Focus.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 20, 2005
An assessment of the results of the World Bank/IMF Spring 2005 meetings reveals a leadership and decision-making machinery in crises. A number of major agenda issues that require rapid action continue to face stalemate at the highest levels in these institutions. Center of Concern staff member Aldo Caliari offers highlights of the meetings.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Nov 3, 2003
In this article written for the newsletter of the British organization BOND, with whose permission it is here reproduced, Aldo Caliari looks at why some ‘actors’ on the international scene consider NGOs a threat.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Nov 22, 2002
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 20, 2002
Article appeared on Center Focus assesses the 2002 Financing for Development Conference Outcome.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Apr 25, 2002
The recent spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF drew large crowds of demonstrators. Many Center staff joined in the large Mobilization marches of the weekend. Having reviewed the communiques of the World Bank/IMF meetings, we offer both compliments and serious comments. We welcome comments regarding the Millennium Development Goals and the recognition that education is critical to the reduction of poverty. We question what is meant by sound policies and good governance. We ask that any debt analysis include the impact of debt relief on the Development Goals. But most importantly, we are very concerned that the Fund totally neglected its responsibility in the Argentinian crisis. Where is the soul searching?
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Mar 19, 2002
"Representatives from some 20 US-based NGOs participating in the Foro Global of civil society in Monterrey from March 14 to March 16 and the official FfD Conference starting today in Monterrey have released a statement welcoming, but challenging President George W. Bush's announcement of a $5 billion increase in U.S. foreign aid over a 3-year poeriod beginning in 2004 for ""good performing countries.""
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jan 31, 2002