Issue 365 of New Internationalist
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IMF world bank (Issue 365)
Sixty years since the historic Bretton Woods conference in New Hampshire led to the creation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, more and more people are critical of the role they play in the global economy. Failed economic reforms imposed on the `developing world' have proved catastrophic for the vast majority of its citizens while the debt crisis looms larger than ever. Can they be reformed? Or should they be swept away? And what might a world without the World Bank and the IMF look like?
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Together but not scrambled
Cuba is not quite the multiracial nirvana that Rotimi Ogedengbe was hoping for...
Interview with Danilo Rueda & Abilo Peña
Why two exiled Colombian activists have launched their own ‘world tour’.
The dream of dance, captured by Sri Lanka’s Dhanushka Amarasekara.
The NI Prize Crossword
84 by Axe
The fast track
How government offices finally discovered computers, by Reem Haddad.
Adam Ma’anit steps towards a world without the IMF and the World Bank.
States of Unrest
Resistance to economic ‘adjustment’ is growing with every passing year, as this worldwide round-up shows.
Structurally Adjust This...
Adam Ma’anit gives the Bank and the Fund a taste of their own medicine.
Artists of pain and hope
Two writers who uncover the heart of Africa, introduced by Ike Oguine.
No prescription needed
The grassroots SAPRIN network spent years working with the World Bank – only for the Bank to batten down the hatches. Mark Engler...
The Power and the Folly
The IMF and the World Bank are the 21st century equivalent of colonial governors, argues Chris Brazier.
FROM THIS MONTH'S EDITOR
THE 60th anniversary of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this year is a birthday most of the w