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The Bretton Woods Committee advances members’ shared belief that international economic cooperation is essential and best served through strong and effective international financial institutions (IFIs).

The constructive dialogue which the Committee helps to facilitate shapes IFI efforts to promote economic growth, alleviate poverty, and improve global financial stability – interconnected challenges at the heart of the work of the IFIs.

The Bretton Woods institutions were created in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944 during the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference at the Mount Washington Hotel. At the conference, member nations agreed to create a family of institutions to address critical issues in the international financial system.