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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

In a speech to staff from the IMF and the World Bank on February 20, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguez, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, identified corruption as the number one global threat. Cardinal Rodriguez, who was welcomed to the IMF event by IMF Deputy Managing Director Eduardo Aninat, has launched a number of anti-corruption and social justice initiatives of the Catholic Church in Honduras. He has also been a strong promoter of civil society involvement in the poverty reduction strategy process. His presentation was part of the IMF’s ongoing efforts to improve its dialogue with religious and civil society organizations.

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

How can the development community advance the use of ethical thinking in the cause of economic and social progress? Opening the Ethics and Development Day conference held at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on January 16, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics Amartya Sen proposed a more active, participatory role for citizens in applying ethics to further sustainable development.