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July 1, 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Bretton Woods Conference which birthed the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. This event explores the ambitious architecture of the international financial system set out at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944.

Eighty years later, the global economy is once again in a moment of significant turmoil as countries recover from the pandemic and conflict has flared across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

  • How have the Institutions evolved since 1944 and what does that tell us about how the institutions can rise to the challenges of today? 
  • Where must they go next to address the range of challenges facing advanced, developing, and emerging markets?
  • How has US and UK leadership in these institutions changed over time and what do these countries see as the priorities going forward?

SHARE THIS: World Bank's Axel van Trotsenburg, IMF's Atish Rex Ghosh, and leaders from the US and UK explore the World Bank and IMF's past, present and future.

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