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Work Program

The Working Group is addressing how the multilateral system can be strengthened to address 21st century global challenges.

The Working Group is preparing recommendations to improve the sovereign debt resolution architecture and to prevent future crises.

The Working Group drives the Committee’s efforts to educate U.S. policymakers on the importance of the international financial institutions and continued U.S. support.

This Working Group will seek to address a range of topics and trends impacting the future of finance.

The BWC Blog aims to help global leaders envision how to evolve and strengthen the multilateral financial system and encourage policymakers to strengthen international economic cooperation.

In this educational podcast from the BWC, Nancy Jacklin, longtime BWC member and former US Executive Director of the IMF, sits down with experts for the benefit of non-experts interested in the Bretton Woods Institutions and other IFIs because of their educational pursuits, employment, or just their curiosity. 

Member Spotlight

A fierce debate has emerged about the future of IMF surcharges, an issue now before the IMF Executive Board.

BWC chair William C. Dudley writes for Bloomberg Opinion that "I've been in the 'higher for longer' camp..." but "the facts have changed, so I've changed my mind."

"Waiting until September unnecessarily increases the risk of a recession," he says.

In spite of hopes for a response to China's near-term growth challenges, the communique of the Third Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee, "reaffirms the CCP’s long-term vision of deepening reform and pursuing modernization—Chinese style—based on the three key pillars of inno

Melissa Cook writes for African Sunrise Partners that "it is only a matter of time before the toxic combination of rising budget deficits, pressing domestic investment and spending needs... and limited employment opportunities lead to similar protests..."

Melissa Cook writes for African Sunrise Partners that her positive stance on the investment outlook for Angola is based on "significant movement on political and economic reform" and "focused and concrete efforts being made to expand the non-oil economy."

BWC member Miguel Schloss writes that the quite successful decarbonization approach in Chile centered on "'crowding in' the private sector for investments, rather than stretching an already overextended and consequently slow and ineffective public sector."