Is the IMF's mandate still relevant?

In an article published on 1 February IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato said that although the world has changed dramatically since the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944, the IMF's role remains as vital as ever.

"I conclude that we do not need another Bretton Woods Agreement. The IMF has evolved in many ways over the past 60 years, while remaining true to its original purposes. Its evolution will surely continue. Our founding fathers got it right, and our mandate-to foster international

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