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With a hegemonic United States willing and able to hold international institutions together, cooperation remained viable.The U.S. and its allies are not only unwilling to underpin global cooperation, they lack the capacity even to try. The International Monetary Fund's recent World Economic Outlook reports that the U.S. and its allies will account for just 39 percent of global output in 2020, down sharply from 64 percent today, with the U.S. share falling from 22 percent to 15 percent.All of this demands a more meritocratic and unbiased approach to filling the top positions at the international institutions. To assess the candidates fairly and effectively, five key criteria should be used.First, The third criterion for effective leadership of an international institution is strong, results-oriented management.If those working at the organization are unhappy, recruiting the most talented and motivated people will be nearly impossible.The world needs strong international institutions more than ever.
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