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© 2008 Institute for Domestic & International Affairs, Inc. (IDIA) This document is solely for use in preparation for Rutgers Model United Nations 2008. Use for other purposes is not permitted without the express written consent of IDIA. For more information, please write us at idiainfo@idia.net

Policy Dilemma ______________________________________________________________ 1 Chronology__________________________________________________________________ 3 1944: Bretton Woods Conference ____________________________________________________ 3 1965: IMF Gives Currency Stabilization Loan to Great Britain ___________________________ 4 1971-1976: IMF Shifts in Purpose ____________________________________________________ 5 1994: Mexican Peso Crisis __________________________________________________________ 6 1997: East Asian Financial Crisis ____________________________________________________ 6 1998: Russians Suffer from Effects of Asian Financial Crisis______________________________ 8 1999: Turkey and Brazil Deal with Financial Crisis Fallout_______________________________ 8 2001: Argentinean Financial Crisis ___________________________________________________ 9 2007: Chavez Announces Banco de Sur ______________________________________________ 10 Actors and Interests __________________________________________________________ 10 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) _____________________________________________ 10 World Bank _____________________________________________________________________ 12 The Paris Group _________________________________________________________________ 14 Private Lenders in Developing Countries _____________________________________________ 15 Developing Countries _____________________________________________________________ 16 Proponents of Debt Forgiveness_____________________________________________________ 17 Possible Causes _____________________________________________________________ 17 The Deliberate Furthering of Specific Economic Agendas _______________________________ 17 Government Corruption___________________________________________________________ 19 Underdeveloped Financial Infrastructures____________________________________________ 20 Comparison of Causes_____________________________________________________________ 21 Projections _________________________________________________________________ 22 Conclusion _________________________________________________________________ 24 Discussion Questions _________________________________________________________ 25 Bibliography________________________________________________________________ 26 For Further Reading ______________________________________________________________ 26 Works Cited_____________________________________________________________________ 27 Works Consulted_________________________________________________________________ 29

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