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Washington Consensus

Posted on : 27 Jan 2020

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  • This was a set of neoliberal economic prescriptions made by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the U.S. Treasury to developing countries that faced economic crises.
  • It recommended structural reforms that increased the role of market forces in exchange for immediate financial help.
  • The term was coined by British economist John Williamson in 1989.
  • While some said that the Washington Consensus was used to impose harsh conditions that were unhelpful for economic recovery, others have argued that although not perfect, it was favourable to long-term economic growth in developing economies.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Washington Consensus
    1.It is a reform package promoted for crisis-wracked developed countries.
    2.These neoliberal economic prescriptions recommended structural reforms in exchange for immediate financial help.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 2 only

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