COC

global financial architecture

US Dollar Reserve Currency Status Not a Blessing, study says (March 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Apr 2, 2010

US Dollar Reserve Currency Status Not a Blessing, study says (March 2010)

The US dollar reserve currency status has limited benefits, is one of the messages in the recent paper by McKinsey Global Institute: “An Exorbitant Privilege: Implications of reserve currencies for competitiveness.” The paper holds that these limited benefits will put growing pressure towards alternatives where the burdens of an international reserve currency can be more broadly shared.

Bringing Human Rights to Bear in Times of Crisis (March 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Mar 2, 2010

Bringing Human Rights to Bear in Times of Crisis (March 2010)

This report was co-authored by Center of Concern with Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (CWGL) and the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net).

Brave New World Emerges from IMF / World Bank Istanbul Meetings (October 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Oct 15, 2009

Brave New World Emerges from IMF / World Bank Istanbul Meetings (October 2009)

Brave New World Emerges from IMF / World Bank Istanbul Meetings

The IMF /World Bank 2009 Annual meetings were, as every three years, held outside of Washington, this time in the city of Istanbul. The meetings came on the heels of the recent summit of the Group of 20 in Pittsburgh, giving follow up to several of its decisions.

G8 meeting: Will the poor be abandoned? (July 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 3, 2009

G8 meeting: Will the poor be abandoned? (July 2009)

As the participants in the Group of Eight summit gathered in L'Aquila, Italy, July 8-10, the economic crisis gripping the world was getting lots of attention. In this interview for Catholic News Service, Aldo Caliari speaks about what can be expected from the G8 meeting, and how it relates to the recently held UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis.

 

Feasible paths towards greater developing country participation in governance of the financial system (May 2008)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jun 16, 2008

Feasible paths towards greater developing country participation in governance of the financial system (May 2008)

Please find below link to RBW’s paper “Governance of the international financial system: Looking for the feasible paths towards greater developing country participation.”  

The paper was commissioned for the Experts meeting on Governance of International Financial System, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), May 8-9 2008, cosponsored by IBASE and the Ford Foundation. 

Pages