Forum On Debt and Development
"Fondad is an independent policy research centre and a forum for international discussion established in the Netherlands. Supported by a worldwide network of experts, it provides policy-oriented research on North-South issues in a globalising world, in particular international financial issues for developing countries. Fondad offers factual background information and practical strategies for policymakers and other interested groups in industrial, developing and transition countries.
History. Fondad was established in 1987 to stimulate discussions among academics and policymakers about international monetary reform and a resolution of the world debt crisis, with the view that the debt crisis of the early 1980s was a symptom of a malfunctioning, flawed system - see, for example, the article by the founder of Fondad Jan Joost Teunissen, "The International Monetary Crunch: Crisis or Scandal?", Alternatives, July 1987.
Among the economists who supported the founding of Fondad were the late Robert Triffin and Jan Tinbergen. H. Johannes Witteveen, former managing director of the IMF, has been acting as a member of the Advisory Board and has contributed to several Fondad publications including his Preface to Fragile Finance: Rethinking the International Monetary System and his chapter in The Policy Challenges of Global Financial Integration...."
"Fondad consists of a large network of international experts, academics, policymakers and others, who exchange views, participate in seminars and contribute to Fondad publications "
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