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Unequal Alliance: The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Philippines

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In this seminal work, U.S. development specialist Robin Broad chronicles the Philippine experiment with the structural adjustment model of development espoused by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

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In this seminal work, U.S. development specialist Robin Broad chronicles the Philippine experiment with the structural adjustment model of development espoused by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

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Robin Broad is a resident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace and an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables xi
List of Figures xiii
List of Abbreviations xv
Preface xvii
Acknowledgments xxv
1. Introduction 1
The Philippine Setting 1
The Newest International Division of Labor 4
General Analytical Framework 6
The Philippine Transformation 9
New Departures 14
2. Searching for a Role: The Early Years 20
Origins 21
The Formative Fifties 23
The IMF Takes the Lead 28
3. Maturation: Bank and Fund Centerstage 36
International Political Configuration 37
Shifting International Division of Labor 41
New Bank and Fund Roles 46
The State Role 55
4. Negotiating Adjustment: The Industrial Sector 57
A Faltering Facility 59
An Escalating World Bank Presence 63
SAL: The Consensus 70
The Technocrats: Transnationalist Allies 72
5. Adjustment in Action 81
Tariff Reform 81
Lifting the Import Restrictions 87
De Facto Devaluation 90
Export Promotion 94
The IMF's Hidden Role 98
6. Slicing the Economic Pie 103
National Entrepreneurs 105
Industrial Wage-Earners 116
7. Industrialization and the Financial Sector 128
Fathering Domestic Legislation 129
Opening the Floodgates 137
"What It Means to Be a Guinea Pig" 144
Seeding the Central Bank 148
Beyond the Apex Loan 155
8. Reshaping the Philippines' Political Economy 162
"Separating the Men from the Boys" 163
"Bring in a Foreign Partner" 168
The Triple Alliance 172
9. Export-Oriented Industrialization: An Assessment 178
Stagnation on Global Markets 179
A Modern Enclave 190
Overall Performance 197
10. Things Fall Apart: The Rise of Debt, the Fall of Marcos, and the Opportunity for Change 202
The Slide Continues 203
Glory Days? 210
From Bad to Worse: The Philippines, 1983-1986 215
Industry and Finance: The SAL Record 222
Triple Alliance Revisited 228
Rethinking Development 231
Notes 239
List of Persons Interviewed 331
Index 339
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