Former top Treasury officials cautiously optimistic that Trump will come round to the MDBs

Devex, May 31, 2017
by Sophie Edwards

Two former United States Department of the Treasury under secretaries for international affairs have called for strong continued U.S. support for multilateral development institutions and especially the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

The comments come amid fears President Donald Trump’s administration is less supportive of such institutions as it seeks to cut overseas aid and development spending, and prioritize an “America First” foreign policy.

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