Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Center of Concern Holds Events at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

During the week of April 7, the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project advocated for justice during the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The project was involved in several events that discussed investment climate, infrastructure, and the effects of Federal Reserve policies on developing countries and external debt. Photo by Center of Concern/C Bain


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Apr 13, 2014

RBW to Address UN Meeting on Financing for Development

On April 15, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari will address the Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The meeting, which this year takes place on the days of April 14 and 15, is held every year at the UN Headquarters in New York, and is part of the follow-up to the Financing for Development Conference.  Read the agenda for this meeting. Photo CC/UN ECOSOC/ Jon Gosier 


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Apr 5, 2014

Investment climate, global economy, external debt: RBW events this week (April 2014)

The Rethinking Bretton Woods Project of the Center of Concern will be involved in the following events in the occasion of the upcoming Spring meetings of the World Bank/ IMF (All events are to be held at the World Bank I Building, at 1850 I St, N.W. Accreditation to attend World Bank/ IMF meetings is required).

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Center of Concern and Institute for Applied Economic Research Convene International Seminar to Analyze Macroeconomic Impacts of Global Value Chains

Rio de Janeiro—International seminar participants evaluate global value chain trading trends of developing countries and alert economic communities to the impact of inaccurate data reporting of domestic imports and exports. Click here for full press release. 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 27, 2013

CoC Offers Views on Macroeconomic and Financial Aspects of Sustainable Development

This week a United Nations intergovernmental body mandated to craft proposals for what the new goals on Sustainable Development should look like, met to consider the macroeconomic and financial policy aspects of that agenda. Center of Concern’s team member Aldo Caliari provided key inputs for those deliberations, held at the UN Headquarters in New York. At a panel on November 26th, 2013 he delivered a statement on behalf of the civil society organizations’ Finance and Trade Issues cluster. At a side-event the day before, on food price volatility, he discussed the theme “Facing the financialization of food markets: why, where and how in the post-2015 development agenda.”


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 29, 2011

Combatting recessions and raising employment worldwide

Combatting recessions and raising employment worldwide requires a reform of the international monetary system. But... how much of that reform can be done without changes in existing international monetary law? Find out reading this article authored by RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari and recently published by the Minnesota Journal of International Law.

Review of IMF Work on Trade: is the IEO listening ? (November 2008)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Nov 13, 2008

Review of IMF Work on Trade: is the IEO listening ? (November 2008)

The IEO final issues paper for the Evaluation of the IMF Approach to International Trade (“the IEO Paper”) was released during the summer, and is posted at Previously, a number of CSOs had submitted a paper with comments on the original paper (“the CSO Comments”) , posted at

The article is a quick survey of highlights that emerge in assessing the final IEO issues paper for the evaluation from the standpoint of the comments submitted at that time.

Why G20 summit stirs few hopes of real reform (November 2008)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 12, 2008

Why G20 summit stirs few hopes of real reform (November 2008)

In this letter, appeared in the Financial Times edition of November 12, 2008, Aldo Caliari argues that the low level of ambition for the upcoming financial summit of G20 members in Washington DC should not be a surprise. Unless a much more inclusive approach is followed, giving an institutional platform for the voice of all developing countries, it is unrealistic to expect much more.