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A Reform Opportunity for the IMF

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Christine Lagarde’s departure from the helm of the International Monetary Fund represents a golden opportunity to put the institution on a path toward a more effective, constructive, and inclusive future. What should her successor's priorities be? NEW YORK – This month marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Bretton Woods agreement, which established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. For the IMF, it also marks the start of the process of selecting a new managing director to succeed Christine Lagarde, who has resigned following her nomination to be European Central Bank president. There is no better moment to reconsider the IMF’s global role. Asia’s Scary

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Christine Lagarde’s departure from the helm of the International Monetary Fund represents a golden opportunity to put the institution on a path toward a more effective, constructive, and inclusive future. What should her successor's priorities be?

NEW YORK – This month marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Bretton Woods agreement, which established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. For the IMF, it also marks the start of the process of selecting a new managing director to succeed Christine Lagarde, who has resigned following her nomination to be European Central Bank president. There is no better moment to reconsider the IMF’s global role.

The most positive role that the IMF has played throughout its history has been to provide crucial financial support to countries during balance-of-payments crises. But the conditionality attached to that support has often been controversial. In particular, the policies that the IMF demanded of Latin...

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