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The World Bank Group headquarters in Washington, D.C. The World Bank Group headquarters in Washington, D.C., Sept. 24, 2021 (Sipa photo by Graeme Sloan via AP Images).

International Institutions Must Keep Politics Out of Their Data

Monday, Oct. 4, 2021

Editor’s note: Guest columnist Richard Gowan is filling in for Stewart Patrick, who will return Oct. 11.

Can we trust international institutions to give us impartial information about the state of the world? This question is at the heart of a controversy currently roiling the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It is likely to haunt other multilateral organizations in the future, too. ...

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