This critique focuses on the procedures and approaches of both institutions. The common goal of the IMF and the World Bank is to help the world`s weakest economies and reduce the gap between prosperity and poverty in the world. Few commentators oppose these goals. But both institutions have been accused of working in a way that not only fails to achieve these goals, but also worsens the conditions of the economies they claim to want to improve. The World Bank, for example, has often subjected loans to countries in urgent need of economic assistance on terms that its critics claim have increased unemployment and destabilized economies. However, the agreement brought together 44 nations from around the world on a larger scale and brought them together to resolve a growing global financial crisis. It has helped strengthen the overall global economy and maximized the benefits of international trade. . . .