Developing Countries and the Global Financial System: Report of the Conference on Developing Countries and the Global Financial System, Lancaster House, London 22-23 June 2000

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Stephany Griffith-Jones, Amar Bhattacharya
Commonwealth Secretariat, 2001 - Social Science - 182 pages
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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Contents

Developing Countries and the Global Financial System
13
International Standards and Domestic Regulation
49
The Disturbing Interaction between the Madness
57
What Should PolicyMakers and Regulators Do?
65
Coping with Global Banking Consolidation
86
A Guide to the Reports
97
Lending
103
An Agenda for Reform of the IMF
109
Concluding Remarks
123
The World Bank in a Globalising World
137
A Flock of Gs
147
Architects v Plumbers
160
The Unfinished Global Reform Agenda and
171
Appendix A Conference Programme
179
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