The Washington Consensus
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Burma is at a crossroads.
Demonstrators protest near the headquarters of the World Bank and IMF in Washington DC. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images If the Washington consensus policies are truly dead , then in addition to calling for more overseas aid to meet the millennium development goals (MDGs), readers of this blog should also tell their governments to stop having their representatives on the executive boards of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank regularly approve loans with conditions that keep the consensus alive.
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GENEVA, May 12 (IPS) - The Washington Consensus is dead and the state must play a new role in development.
London, United Kingdom - The ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 set off a spate of political reforms in Egypt culminating in the recent parliamentary elections and the ascent of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party.
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Workers on the Panama canal; Colombia is now in negotiations with China to build a rival trade route. Photograph: Underwood & Underwood/Corbis
The phrase “Washington Consensus” is today a very popular and often pilloried term in debates about trade and development.