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Developing Countries and the Global Financial System

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This book presents the main papers and principal discussion points of a conference held in June 2000, organised jointly by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the IMF. The key aim was to provide policy-makers from developing countries with a forum in which to express their views on a new design of international financial architecture more appropriate to the needs of the twenty-first century. Two related themes were the examination of the critical role of the IME and the World Bank in promoting growth and development and whether international standards and regulatory bodies operate in such a way that they help rather than hinder development of the financial system. This book looks at how these and other issues relating to the global financial system impact on the developing world.

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International Transparency and Regulatory Challenges

Much of the focus of activity since the Asian and other crises has been on measures to decrease vulnerability at the national level in recipient countries. (For an excellent analysis, see the Working Group Report on Capital Flows, Financial Stability Forum, 2000.)

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