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The UN and the Bretton Woods Institutions

New Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

  • Mahbub ul Haq
  • Richard Jolly
  • Paul Streeten
  • Khadija Haq

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Overview

    1. Mahbub ul Haq, Richard Jolly, Paul Streeten, Khadija Haq
      Pages 1-14
  3. The Bretton Woods System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. H. W. Singer
      Pages 17-25
    3. Mahbub ul Haq
      Pages 26-33
    4. Alexander Shakow
      Pages 34-48
    5. Adebayo Adedeji
      Pages 60-82
  4. Reforms in the UN and the Bretton Woods Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Catherine Gwin
      Pages 95-116
    3. Paul Streeten
      Pages 117-126
  5. Priorities for the Twenty-First Century

About this book


The vision of the founders of the United Nations, the World Bank and the IMF some fifty years ago contrasts sharply with the often weak and limited performance of the institutions they created. The 15 papers in this volume critically assess this record in order to set out proposals for strengthening and restructuring the institutions to meet the new challenges of the 21st century. The changes proposed emphasize human security rather than military security, poverty eradication, gender equity and new international mechanisms to offset growing global inequality.


economic policy gender Institution IWF Policy reforms United Nations World Bank

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahbub ul Haq
    • 1
  • Richard Jolly
    • 2
  • Paul Streeten
    • 3
  • Khadija Haq
    • 4
  1. 1.UNDP AdministratorNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Boston UniversityUSA
  4. 4.North South RoundtableNew YorkUSA

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