The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank share a common goal of raising living standards in their member countries. This week, the two international institutions will convene in Washington DC (through October 16) for their annual meeting.

The strength of the US dollar will be a key talking point. Alexander Kozul-Wright, a researcher at Third World Network and Ruurd Brouwer, CEO at TCX, argue that by adjusting their lending practices, these institutions have a unique opportunity to relieve suffering in the world’s poorest countries.

Please read their article here, as published by Inter Press Service (IPS).