As part of the broader Bretton Woods@75 dialogue, the Bretton Woods@75 blog seeks to gather perspectives on past, present, and future issues impacting the Bretton Woods architecture, institutions, and Committee. Committee members are invited to submit their thought leadership to this dialogue via blog essays. Submissions will be published online as part of the Bretton Woods@75 blog, as an appendix in the Bretton Woods@75 Compendium, and spotlighted across the Committee’s social media platforms.
Topic Guidelines: Committee members have latitude to address one or multiple questions in their blog essay, the intersections between question topics, and/or propose a topic outside of the suggested questions that fits within the scope of the broader Bretton Woods@75 dialogue. For blog essays, you may wish to consider one or more of the following themes:
- Global Economic Issues: What do you view to be the most critical global challenges of tomorrow across the finance, development, and/or trade spheres and how could they shape the future economic landscape?
- Global Economic Architecture: How could the current rules-based economic system be strengthened or adapted for the next generation?
- Bretton Woods Institutions: What reforms could the Bretton Woods institutions – the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, and/or World Trade Organization – make to ensure they are positioned to address the most pressing economic issues of the future?
- Bretton Woods Committee: How could the role of the Bretton Woods Committee evolve to be most effective in advancing our mission – to demonstrate the value of international economic cooperation and to foster strong, effective Bretton Woods institutions as forces for global well-being – for the next generation?
Audience: IFI officials, government policymakers, and the wider audience of global public and private sector leaders engaged with the Bretton Woods institutions on global economic growth, development, finance and trade
- Forward-looking and not bound to current events
- Lean toward including actionable recommendations
- Opinion piece – grounded in facts but not data heavy (infographics, charts, visuals, short videos welcome)
- Any citations may be hyperlinked or included in endnotes
Submission Guidelines: Submissions will be accepted throughout the 2019 calendar year for publication on the online blog. To ensure your written contribution is published as part of the Bretton Woods@75 Compendium, essays must be submitted by April 15, 2019.
- Word count not to exceed 750 words per essay
- Submit in a Microsoft Word document (or software convertible to MS word), Times New Roman font, 12 point, single-spaced
- Include an essay title
- Provide your full name and affiliation, a one-sentence professional bio, and a headshot or photo
- Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org