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Bad news for the urban poor
J. Levinsohn; S. Berry; J. Friedman / National Bureau of Economic Research, USA 1999
Did the recent financial crisis in Indonesia result in dramatic price increases? In the Indonesian case the very poor appear the most vulnerable. The results emphasize the importance of heterogeneity when measuring the impact of the I...
The WTO agenda and the developing countries
S. Laird / Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade, Nottingham 2000
The paper argues that, in the light of reforms since the mid-1980s, the developing countries have an interest in a relatively broad-based agenda. This would include policies related to: tariffs on manufactured goods; FDI; competition ...
Regional economic integration provides important stimulus for trade and foreign direct investment
South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes 2000
The prospect of free trade in South Asia raises the question of the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in regional integration. Author indicates that it is important to recognise that however critical trade is, economic integrati...
Critical review of the World Bank World Development Report 2000/2001
K.G. Nustad; E. Oyen; G. Skirbekk; S. Prakash; D. McNeill; E. Oyen; E. Braathen; S. Tonnesson / Comparative Research Programme on Poverty 2000
Collection of indepth articles, produced by Norwegian researchers critically reviewing the World Development Report 2000/2001 (WDR). The introduction to the reviews indicates that the WDR presents itself as a document based on ...
Exchange rate management (MENA) provides incentives for manufactured exports toward Euroland
L. Achy; K Sekkat / FEMISE 2000
This paper investigates the optimal exchange rate policy for MENA (Middle East and North African) countries in order to foster their manufactured exports towards Euroland. The exchange rate policy is captured through three diff...
Privatisation of banks and industry should lead to increases in productivity and investment in Mongolia
S.W. Black / International Monetary Fund 2001
Deals with reform in Mongolia and obstacles to economic growth. In recent years Mongolia has made relatively good progress towards reforming its government and institutions and making a transition to a market economy, as compared with...
Trade and Development Report 2001: Global Trends and Prospects and Financial Architecture
United Nations [UN] Conference on Trade and Development 2001
Report offers an assessment of recent trends and prospects in the world economy, with particular focus on the impact that developments and policies in the industrial economies are likely to have on prospects in the developing world. ...
Must globalisation force poor countries to suffer poor air quality?
D Wheeler / New Ideas in Pollution Regulation, World Bank 2000
This article looks at whether globalisation could trigger an environmental "race to the bottom", in which competition for investment and jobs relentlessly degrade environmental standards. The "race to the bottom" theory is tested by e...
Globalisation has inhibited a "race to the top"
L. Zarsky / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1999
This paper examines the evidence of opposing claims to there being a 'race to the top' or 'race to the bottom' in the environmental standards of developing countries in the context of the increasing globalisation of capital flows and ...
Compliance with IMF conditionality is a serious and growing problem
M. Goldstein / Institute for International Economics, USA 2001
This article discusses the role of structural policies in IMF-supported adjustment programs. The article looks at ways the IMF can simplify conditionality, in order to make it more effective. The article outlines various approa...
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A first attempt at describing Durban's financial scene 1970 - 1998
V. Padayachee / School of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa 2000
This paper therefore represents a first attempt at describing and analysing some aspects of Durban's financial scene in the period between 1970-98; it also attempts to come to (at this stage) an impressionistic view of the kinds of de...
Recommendations for dealing with the debt burden
K. Ahmad / Institute of Policy Studies, Pakistan 1997
This paper though written to address problems posed to the former Nawaz Sharif government [Feb. 1997-Oct. 1999], is still relevant because the external sector crisis that had then gripped the country, has not gone away. The paper is a...
Process of integration must not be too ambitious too early
S.M. Wangwe / Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania 1995
Examination of the impact of economic integration on a broad range of distinct sectors. Includes: agriculture; mining; wildlife; transport; health; education; construction; tourism and labour markets. Provides recommendations f...
Can financial liberalisation stop the spread ?
N.S. Ndung'u; R.W. Ngugi / Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis 2000
This paper examines the causes of the spread between lending and deposit rates which it sees as a key indicator of financial performance and efficiency. It argues that a large spread works as an impediment to the expansion and develop...
Generating financial stability requires remedying the international financial architecture
Y. Aky├╝z; A. Cornford / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2000
This article discusses, in the wake of the recent financial crisis (which has had a particularly severe effect on developing countries) led to wide ranging debate on international financial reform. The article indicates that this deba...
Transparency, participation and decentralisation are required to resist the globalisation of corruption
S. Hawley / The Corner House, UK 2000
Deals with the globalisation of corruption. The article suggests that if corruption is growing throughout the world, it is largely a result of the rapid privatisation (and associated practices of contracting-out and concessions) of pu...
How does globalization and liberalization effect economic growth, employment and poverty in Pakistan?
T. Anwar / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper examines how globalization and liberalization effect economic growth, employment and poverty in Pakistan. The article finds that: despite numerous highly attractive incentives offered to foreign investors, th...
Approaches to understanding decision making in public resource allocation: an appreciation of institutional politics
A. Fozzard / Overseas Development Institute 2001
On what basis, and how, are decisions made regarding how public money should be spent? This paper, written by the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), summarises different budgeting theori...
The impact of three microfinance programs in Uganda
C. Barnes; G. Gaile; R. Kibombo / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 2001
This assessment of three USAID-financed microfinance programs in Uganda centers on the impacts of participation and whom the programs reach. The assessment focuses on the clients of FINCA, FOCCAS, and PRIDE. It covers clients and a no...
IPR literature review
G. Dutfield / Department for International Development, UK 2000
The references are arranged by the following subject areas: general texts agricultural development and food security biodiversity and the environment IPRs and biotechnology IPRs, medi...
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Vienna Institute of Demography
Review of Radical Political Economics
Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
The FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders. The Task Force will consider the physical, liability and transition risks associated with clim...
Wharton Financial Institutions Center (FIC)
Wharton Financial Institutions Center is an independently managed site at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The Center sponsors and directs primary research on financial institutions and their interface with financial markets.
Carbon Tracker / Investor Watch
Carbon Tracker is a not for profit financial think tank aimed at enabling a climate secure global energy market by aligning capital market actions with climate reality.The Carbon Tracker initiative is the first project of Investor Watch, a non-profit company established by Mark Campanale, its founder, to align capital markets with the goal of social and ecological sustainability....
The World trade institute (WTI)
The World Trade Institute (WTI) is an academic institution dedicated to studying and teaching on the subject of international trade regulation and investment. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.
The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China that Stiftung Mercator set up as a central forum for engagement with China in Germany, thereby laying the foundations for people – especially decision-makers in Germany and Europe – to better judge questions and issues relating to China.
CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment and Economic Regulation (CUTS C-CIER)
CUTS CCIER has the following programmatic areas:   Competition Policy and Law Economic Regulationï Consumer Protection Investment Climate Objectives: The main objectives of the centre are:...
BRICS Information Sharing and Exchange Platform
BRICS Information Sharing and Exchange Platform (also refered to as BRICS Portal) is the authoritative platform of BRICS-related information jointly developed by the Center for BRICS Studies of Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and the BRICS Business Council.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was founded in 1986. The recurring and severe droughts and other natural disasters between 1974 and 1984 caused widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the Eastern Africa region. Although indi...
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