As for Africa, on my first trip there, I was struck by the dignity of the people, especially the women, and their determination not to let themselves be crushed by poverty and hardship but rather to improve the lives of their families. I do think that the IMF—with its focused approach—can contribute to the fight against poverty. Of course, we’re not alone in this effort, and we need to work closely with others, especially the World Bank.
Interview with Horst Köhler: Outgoing Managing Director backs rethink of IMF voting structure
- International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
- Published Date:
- May 2004
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