Networked Governance: Multilateral Institutions of the Future

Most of the global institutions that we know — the UN, The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund — were designed more than 50 years ago to be vertical, command-and-control organizations. Increasingly, the efficiency and effectiveness of many existing organizations is being called into question. Are they flexible and dynamic enough to meet our needs and respond to the challenges of the future?

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