Title: International economic organisations and the new economic order

Authors: Abel Adekola, Bruno S. Sergi

Addresses: University of Wisconsin-Stout, 144 Science Wing, Jarvis Hall, Menomonie, WI 54751, USA. ' DESMaS, University of Messina, Via T. Cannizzaro 278, 98122 Messina, Italy

Abstract: International economic organisations are increasingly coming under the scrutiny and criticism of the international community. They have often been accused of not being able to fulfil the promise of what they stand for and guilty of even of world|s worst outcomes. This paper challenges this viewpoint by proposing a new role for international organisations in Africa and developing countries in general. The paper suggests that a country|s structural programme and domestic economic policies should be planned in concert with domestic authorities and experts.

Keywords: international economic organisations; domestic experts; international experts; Africa; new economic order; developing countries; domestic authorities; conditionality policy; ethics; morals; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2007.012660

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.4 No.1, pp.56 - 72

Published online: 05 Mar 2007 *

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