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The Promise of Crypto and Ensuring Effective Regulation


The crypto market has lost two-thirds of its market capitalization in 6 months. Does DeFi technology still hold promise despite this crash? What needs to be done to effectively regulate this volatile industry to ensure investor security, consumer protection, and market integrity? Advocates of DeFi solutions argue that these new technologies could be used to provide significant benefits in terms of access, cost, and the ease of using financial services.

Thu, Oct 13, 2022
Press Release

BWC Digital Finance Project Team Releases New Briefs on DeFi Technology and Regulation


(For immediate release. Washington, D.C. October 13, 2022, 11:00 AM ET) – The Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) is pleased to announce the release of our two newest reports: “DeFi Technology: Opportunities and Challenges” and “Investor Protection, Market Integrity and Financial Stability in Digital Finance”. 

Thu, Oct 13, 2022

In Conversation with U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for International Trade and Development Alexia Latortue


The needs to support net-zero transition are in the trillions; however, Multilateral Development Banks’ climate financing is in the billions. Given the scale of the challenges ahead, development banks must continue to explore financial innovations to responsibly stretch their existing balance sheets, especially to increase resources to fight climate change.

Wed, Oct 12, 2022

Has the Global Debt Crisis Arrived?


With scarce public finances directed to servicing a soaring sovereign debt instead of supporting investments for a more resilient economy, low-income countries are doomed into a cycle of unsustainable debt, further fueled by climate impacts, and by the disruptive shocks of cyclical financial crises. Keyu Jin, John Lipsky, Susan Segal, and Mark Walker, spoke with Bill Rhodes about the imperative of addressing these pressing issues through structural reforms to the sovereign debt architecture.

Wed, Oct 12, 2022
Announcement

Independent Think Tank Leaders Issue Call to Action for MDB Reform


Last July, the Bretton Woods Committee participated in a Center for Global Development meeting with other think tanks to exchange perspectives on the multilateral development bank (MDB) system.  

Thu, Oct 6, 2022
AR21_Cover Announcement

BWC 2021-2022 Annual Report


We are pleased to share BWC’s 2021-2022 Annual Report.

Fri, Jul 8, 2022
WTO_Blog_Call_Flyer Announcement

Share Your Perspective on the BWC Blog: The Future of the WTO


Topic: The Future of the WTO
The long-awaited MC12 conference convened global trade experts to discuss the four main “pillars” of negotiation facing the international trade sphere: fisheries subsidies, agriculture, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic (including the waiver to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of International Property Rights, or TRIPS waiver) and WTO reform, and development & Least Developed Country (LDC) issues. 

Fri, Jun 17, 2022
Press Release

BWC Digital Finance Project Team Publishes New Brief on Crypto's Positive Use Cases


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Washington, DC – June 17, 2022) - The Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) is pleased to announce the release of our newest publication, Emerging Digital Finance Ecosystem and Positive Use Cases, presented by BWC Digital Finance Project Team (DFPT). 

Tue, Jun 14, 2022
Announcement

Share Your Perspective on the BWC Blog: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and US-China Relations


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Wed, Jun 1, 2022
Announcement

Henry Owen Memorial Award 2022 Winner Announced


The Bretton Woods Committee would like to congratulate Milton Wong Tze Sheng as the winner of the 2022 Henry Owen Award Memorial Essay Contest!

This contest asked graduate-level students to expand on ways in which the IFIs can work together to adapt to new global challenges and create a resilient, equitable, and sustainable post-pandemic economy. Milton’s essay was well-focused and well-reasoned, and it presented forward-thinking, creative solutions and ideas for IFIs cooperation. 

Wed, May 4, 2022