Democratic Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System: The objective of Equitable Development and Shared Societies

IMF HQ, Sunday, April 17th, 8:30am-5:00pm [meeting by-invitation]

There has been much discussion among governments and in international financial institutions recently of the need to reform the international financial and monetary system, but little talk of the how to do so in the context of development, ensuring that reforms are adequately balanced by universal social protections.  This workshop was organized to promote discussion among current and former, policymakers and key thinkers about whether, in the current debate about the need for a new paradigm for the global economy, a shared societies perspective could make an important contribution and if so how: shared societies for a shared world.  Panels will address why and how we need to reform the present international monetary system as well as policies to create a more equitable world.

John Williamson, Peterson Institute, Emmanuel Moulin, Office of the President of France, Rishi Goyal, IMF, Ambassador Jorge Argüello, Argentina Mission to the UN, Jomo Kwame Sundaram,  DESA-UN, Yi Gang, Peoples Bank of China, P.J. Patterson, Prime Minister of Jamaica, 1992-2006, Jack Boorman, “Palais-Royal Initiative”, Jan Kregel, Levy Economics Institute, Pablo Pereira, Argentina Finance Ministry, Kim Campbell, Prime Minister of Canada, 1993, Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the US, Peter Bakvis, ITUC, Isabel Ortiz, UNICEF


Outcome Publication: “New Directions for International Financial & Monetary Policy: Reducing Inequality for Shared Societies”

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