International Monetary Fund
Fighting inequality is not just an issue of fairness but an economic necessity. That’s not Oxfam speaking, but the International Monetary Fund today.
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Nicolas Mombrial, Head of Oxfam’s Washington Office, said: “The IMF’s move will provide welcome relief to countries whose economies have been devastated by Ebola. But the IMF's step is not enough on its own – it needs to be the start of concerted global effort to help these countries."
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund need to ditch the ‘trickle down’ economics of the past and lead the fight against inequality if they are serious about the new target to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Incoming World Bank president Jim Yong Kim must step up efforts to assist developing countries threatened by the euro zone crisis fallout, international agency Oxfam said ahead of his first day on the job.
Oxfam’s Sarah Wynn-Williams said: “This farcical appointment process has damaged the IMF’s credibility.
In light of today’s announcement by Christine Lagarde of her candidacy for the top IMF post ahead of the G8 Summit, as well as the ongoing debates on the quality of the selection process for the po