DISCUSSION PAPER N░13
Fulfilling the Marrakech Mandate on Coherence : Ten Years of Cooperation between the WTO, IMF and World Bank
This paper looks at ten years of cooperation between the three institutions, from routine daily work and projects to higher-profile initiatives.
It describes the mandate and framework under which cooperation is organized, and provides an overview of the multi-pronged activities in which the WTO is engaged with its partners. It takes a critical look at what has been achieved so far in relation to expectations and according to the different interpretations of the mandate. In a forward-looking perspective, it also examines how cooperation may develop in the future — either as a continuation of certain projects or new forms of cooperation, contingent on the successful conclusion of the Doha Round, and possible changes in the shape and architecture of the multilateral system.
Published in 2007