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DESTIN Public Lecture

Date: Monday 22 May 2006
Time: 6.30pm
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Dr Ngaire Woods
Discussants: Ken Shadlen, Professor Robert Wade
Chair: Sir Nick Stern

What to do with the IMF and World Bank? Protesters say that these institutions make the poor even poorer and should be abolished. Some say the Fund and Bank are mere tools of US foreign policy. Now even prominent central bankers are calling for reform. This event explores what has gone wrong with these institutions and how we might put them right.

Dr Ngaire Woods is founder and director of the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University. She is author of The Globalizers: the IMF, the World Bank and their Borrowers. Ken Shadlin and Professor Robert Wade are based at the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) at LSE.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


The Globalizers in Search of a Future: Four reasons why the IMF and World Bank must change, and four ways they can - a Centre for Global Development Brief by Dr Ngaire Woods (PDF)

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.