As huge protests at the April 2000 meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. illustrated, there is now a significant debate among the world members of these organizations about whether these globalized institutions should be continued or abandoned. The Hoover Institution examines the IMF from its origins to the debate about abolishing the institution. The Open Directory Project provides many links to facts and comments about the IMF.
The World Bank Group informs the reader of who and what the Bank is. The World Tables Dataset Guide offers a most detailed collection of economic data and socioeconomic indicators.
Your assignment is to argue for or against the abandonment of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (your argument can also be for/against one institution and not the other). In your argument, select from the Dataset Guide a country that has been either significantly helped or hurt by these institutions to substantiate your argument. Provide specific data and citations.