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World Bank and Regional Development Banks

Essential Reading Items

Op-ed: Who Should Lead the World Bank?
by Devesh Kapur, University of Pennsylvania
and Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Project Syndicate
February 17, 2012


Working Papers

14-12: Foreign Investment and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets: Recurring Problems and Demonstrated Solutions [pdf]
by Theodore H. Moran, Peterson Institute for International Economics
December 2014

07-9: Merry Sisterhood or Guarded Watchfulness? Cooperation Between the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank [pdf]
by Michael Fabricius, Peterson Institute for International Economics
December 2007


Testimony

Combating Corruption in the Multilateral Development Banks
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
United States Senate
Washington, DC
July 21, 2004

Reforming the Multilateral Development Banks
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, DC
June 8, 2000

Reforming the International Monetary Fund
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, DC
April 27, 2000


Op-eds

How to Reform Ukraine's Economy
by Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Council on Foreign Relations
and Douglas A. Rediker, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Fortune. Reposted with permission.
April 2, 2014

Who Should Lead the World Bank?
by Devesh Kapur, University of Pennsylvania
and Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Project Syndicate
February 17, 2012

The G-20: An Idea from India
by Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Business Standard, New Delhi
August 26, 2009

Fact Check, Reality Check? New GDP Data
by Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Business Standard, New Delhi
January 11, 2008

Wolfowitz Is Not a Mistake But a Chance
by Adam S. Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
March 18, 2005


Speeches and Papers

A Conversation with Robert Zoellick [pdf]
by Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank
Transcript of event held at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
June 14, 2012

The Middle East and North Africa: A New Social Contract for Development
by Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank
Prepared remarks delivered at a Peterson Institute event
April 6, 2011

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Development Agenda
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation to the World Bank Executive Directors
July 7, 2009

Governance of the Bretton Woods Sisters: Making Progress on the Agenda
by Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics
March 4, 2009

Governance and Evaluation in International Financial Institutions
by Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Remarks to the Retreat of the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group
May 31, 2007

Drugs, Crime, Money, and Development
by Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Remarks at the World Bank Group/International Finance Corporation Financial and Private Sector Development Forum
April 25, 2007

The Washington Consensus as Policy Prescription for Development [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Lecture for the series "Practitioners of Development"
The World Bank
Washington, DC
January 13, 2004

Comment on "International Standards for Strengthening Financial Systems: Can Regional Development Banks Address Developing Country Concerns by Liliana Rojas-Suarez"
by Helmut Reisen, OECD Development Centre
Paper for conference on "Financing for Development: Regional Challenges and the Role of Regional Development Banks"
Washington, DC
February 19, 2002

Comment on "Regional Banks and Regionalism: A New Frontier for Development Financing by Robert Devlin and Lucio Castro"
by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper for conference on "Financing for Development: Regional Challenges and the Role of Regional Development Banks"
Washington, DC
February 19, 2002

Comment on "The Growing Importance of Regional Public Goods by Marco Ferroni"
by Todd Sandler, University of Southern California
Paper for conference on "Financing for Development: Regional Challenges and the Role of Regional Development Banks"
Washington, DC
February 19, 2002

Comment on "What is the Role of the Regional Financial Institutions in Rebuilding the International Financial Architecture? by Manual Hinds"
by Roberto Zahler, Former governor of the Banco Central de Chile
Conference on the Regional Challenges for Financing for Development: The Key Role of Regional Development Banks
Washington, DC
February 19, 2002

International Standards for Strengthening Financial Systems: Can Regional Development Banks Address Developing Countries Concerns? [pdf]
by Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper for conference on "Financing for Development: Regional Challenges and the Role of Regional Development Banks"
Washington, DC
February 19, 2002

Regional Banks and Regionalism: A New Frontier for Development Financing [pdf]
by Robert Devlin, Inter-American Development Bank
and Lucio Castro, Inter-American Development Bank
Paper for conference on "Financing for Development: Regional Challenges and the Role of Regional Development Banks"
Washington, DC
February 19, 2002

Regional Public Goods: The Comparative Edge of Regional Development Banks [pdf]
by Marco Ferroni, Inter-American Development Bank
Paper for conference on "Financing for Development: Regional Challenges and the Role of Regional Development Banks"
Washington, DC
February 19, 2002

What is the Role of the Regional Development Banks in Rebuilding the International Architecture? [pdf]
by Manuel Hinds, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper for conference on "Financing for Development: Regional Challenges and the Role of Regional Development Banks"
Washington, DC
February 19, 2002

Comment on IMF and World Bank Structural Adjustment Programs and Poverty by William Easterly
by Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics
NBER Conference on Management of Currency Crises
March 28-31, 2001

What Should the World Bank Think about the Washington Consensus?
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper prepared as a background to the World Bank's World Development Report 2000
July 1999


Books

Financing Development: The Power of Regionalism
by Nancy Birdsall and Liliana Rojas-Suarez
September 2004

Trade Policy and Global Poverty
by William R. Cline
June 2004

Imagine There's No Country: Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in the Era of Globalization
by Surjit Bhalla
October 2002