Friday, October 31, 2014

Initial Bibliography for IMF Board Accountability Panel


Monica Blagescu, Lucy de Las Casas, and Robert Lloyd, "Pathways to Accountability: The GAP Framework," One World Trust (Sept 2005).

Jack Boorman, "Global Governance Reforms and Reform of the IMF," Brookings-CIGI-CFGS Conference: International Institutional Reform and Global Governance, May 2006.

Daniel D. Bradlow. "The Changing Role of the IMF in the Governance of the Global Economy and its Consequences." Paper prepared for the Annual Banking Law Update, University of Johannesburg. May 3, 2006.

Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern and Frank Schroeder, Friedrich Ebert Foundation. “Reform Proposals for the Governance Structures of the International Financial Institutions.” A New Rules for Global Finance Briefing Paper.

Barry Carin and Angela Wood, editors. “Accountability of the International Monetary Fund." Ashgate/IDRC 2005.

Christian Aid Submission. “Options for Democratising the World Bank and IMF,” (Feb 2003).

Peter Evans, and Martha Finnemore, “Organizational reform and the expansion of the South’s voice at the Fund,” Washington D.C. (2001).

Daniel Kaeser, "The IMF Under Fire" (2003)

New Rules for Global Finance Coalition. “Final Report: Multi-stakeholder Consultations on Systemic Issues, Financing for Development Process.” September 2005.

Stephany Griffith-Jones. “Improving the Voice of Developing Countries in Governance of International Financial Institutions.”

International Monetary Fund, "Articles of Agreement"

International Monetary Fund, "What the IMF Does"

Hetty Kovach, Caroline Neligan and Simon Burall, “The Global Accountability Report, 2003: Power without accountability?” Published by One World Trust, UK.

Meltzer Commission Report

Mark Sobel and Louellen Stedman, "The Evolution of the G-7 and Economic Policy Coordination," Department of the Treasury, Office of International Affairs Occasional Paper No. 3, July 2006.

Edwin M. Truman, editor. “Reforming the IMF for the 21st Century.” Special Report 19. Washington, DC: Institute for International Economics. 2006. 26 different authors contribute to this volume which is based on a conference by the same name, fall, 2005.

Leo Van Houtven. “Governance of the IMF: Decision Making, Institutional Oversight, Transparency, and Accountability.” International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, 2002.

Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker. “Applying Economics to Economists: Good Governance at the International Financial Institutions.” July 2004.

Angela Wood, "Structural adjustment for the IMF: Options for reforming the governance structures," Bretton Woods Project, London (2001).

Ngaire Woods, "The Globalizers: the IMF, the World Bank and their Borrowers" (Cornell University Press, 2006)

Ngaire Woods, "Governance in international organizations: The case for reform in the Bretton Woods institutions," International Financial and Monetary Issues, UNDP (1998).

Ngaire Woods and Domenico Lombardi, “Uneven Patterns of Governance: How Developing Countries Are Represented in the IMF,” Forthcoming in the Review of International Political Economy.

The Bank Working Group to Review the Process for Selection of the President & The Fund Working Group to Review the Process for Selection of the Managing Director. Draft Joint Report, April 25, 2001.

The G-24 Technical Group has done considerable research on the reform of IMF governance, both through individual researchers, and through the numerous articles by the Director of the G24 Secretariat, Ariel Buira. All material listed here is available at

Reforming the Governance of the IMF and the World Bank. Edited by Ariel Buira- London, Anthem Press, 2005. Many of the G-24 research papers below are also chapters in this book.

Ariel Buira, “The Bretton Woods Institutions: Governance without Legitimacy?

Guillermo V. LeFort, “Issues on IMF Governance and Representation: An Evaluation of Alternative Options,” Paper prepared for the Technical Group Meeting of the Group of XXIV, Manila, Philippines, March 2005.

Yilmaz Akyuz, “Reforming the IMF: Back to the Drawing Board,” G24, 16 August 2005.

Murilo Portugal, “Improving IMF Governance and Increasing the Influence of Developing Countries in IMF Decision-Making,” G 24 Technical Group Meeting, Manila, Philippines, March 2005.

David Rapkin & Jonathan R. Strand, “Reforming the IMF’s Weighted Voting System,” G-24, 2005.

John B. McLenaghan, “Purchasing Power Parities and Comparisons of GDP in IMF Quota Calculations,” G24 Technical Group Meeting, Manila, Philippines, March, 2005.

Dennis Leech & Robert Leech, “Voting Power Implications of a Unified European Representation at the IMF,” G24, January 2005.

Ariel Buira, Director, G-24 Secretariat:

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