Gallagher Comments on World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Upcoming Spring Meeting
Kevin Gallagher, Professor of Global Development and Director of the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was interviewed by E&E News on the upcoming meeting between the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
The article, “IMF, World Bank Meet as Calls for Reform Grow Louder,” discusses the meeting between the IMF and the World Bank and how it can be a catalyst for reformation. Topics such as climate change and debt distress will be brought to the forefront as the World Bank prepares to welcome a new president.
In the interview, Gallagher states how these meetings are being held at a time “when we need deep reform and urgent action,” and how the World Bank “is the first real opportunity for significant reform.” Although the changes being brought to the forefront have been priority topics for the past decade, the last few years have shown just how necessary these changes are. Following a global pandemic, energy crunch, and multiple climate disasters, this meeting between the World Bank and the IMF couldn’t be happening at a more opportune time.
Read the full article here.
Kevin Gallagher is a professor of global development policy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, where he directs the Global Development Policy Center. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including most recently, The Case for a New Bretton Woods (Wiley, 2022). Read more about Professor Gallagher on his Pardee School faculty profile.