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FY22 Omnibus Analysis


Amidst the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis and the ongoing global pandemic, the U.S. Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill for FY22 including annual funding for the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). Read analysis from BWC’s Legislative Working Group on what was funded, what was not, and the implications for the IFIs.

Thu, Mar 17, 2022
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Share Your Perspective on the BWC Blog: The Multi-Faceted Impacts of the Crisis in Ukraine


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Fri, Mar 11, 2022
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Share Your Perspective on the BWC Blog: The Imperative of Adaptation for the IFIs


The Bretton Woods Committee Blog aims to help global leaders envision how to evolve and strengthen the multilateral financial system and encourage policymakers to recommit to the value of international economic cooperation. Calls for submissions vary dependent upon timely global events, but submissions are encouraged on any relevant topic on an ongoing basis.

Fri, Mar 11, 2022
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Explainer: Securities Registration Exemption for IDA


The U.S. Congress is at work this week to reach an agreement on an FY22 spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and provide much needed aid to Ukraine. The bill would also include annual funding for the International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

Wed, Mar 9, 2022
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Release Event - Debt Transparency: The Essential Starting Point for Successful Reform


On Monday, January 31, BWC hosted a launch event for it's latest report related to Sovereign Debt. This is the second installment in the Sovereign Debt Working Group’s series on examining and improving the current issues within the sovereign debt architecture. This report addresses the lack of transparency within the current system, how the current system disincentivizes transparency for both borrowers and lenders, and presents a menu of actionable solutions with which stakeholders can begin pursuing a transparency agenda. 

Mon, Jan 31, 2022
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BWC Debt Transparency Paper Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Washington, DC – January 31, 2022) - The Bretton Woods Committee is today releasing the publication, “Debt Transparency: The Essential Starting Point for Successful Reform,” which presents concrete, actionable recommendations toward greater transparency in acquiring, and when necessary, restructuring sovereign debt.

Mon, Jan 31, 2022
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Debt Transparency: The Essential Starting Point for Successful Reform


This is the second installment in the Sovereign Debt Working Group’s series on examining and improving the current issues within the sovereign debt architecture.

Mon, Jan 31, 2022

Corruption: Global Solutions for a Global Problem


Corruption operates across borders and industries and at all levels of government, society, and the economy. Its consequences cannot be overstated – it undermines public trust in governments and democratic institutions, increases inequality, and incentivizes criminality.
 

Tue, Jan 25, 2022
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2021 BWC by the Numbers


2021 was a great year of growth for BWC. Under the leadership of the new Board and Advisory Council and a growing Secretariat, new program offerings presented increased opportunities for members to engage and for BWC to strengthen its impact.

Mon, Jan 24, 2022

The WTO in Uncertain Times: A Transatlantic Partnership for Reform?


The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been dealing with a number of systemic challenges which require meaningful progress on crucial issues, including: responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, reforming the dispute settlement system, reaching agreement on fisheries subsidies, updating trade rules for the transitions to digital and green economies, and tackling market-distorting policies and practices.

Mon, Dec 13, 2021