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WTO: Understanding the Development Angle [Trade and Development Background Briefings]
C. Stevens / Institute of Development Studies UK 1999
Series of 10 short background papers, each on a different aspect of the WTO agenda and describing how developing countries may be affected by different outcomes, and what preparations they need to make to participate effectively. Deve...
Has the IMF appropriated too many areas of responsibility?
B. Unmüssig; M. Walther / World Economy, Ecology and Development 2000
This article finds that: the concern for the poor in Third World countries shown by the IMF is primarily a response to criticism of its policy recommendations, which has grown increasingly louder over the past years ...
The South African Reserve Bank: pursuing a monetary policy that has emphasised financial stability over economic growth
J. D. Stryker; B. Rajaratnam; F. Cassim / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2000
The major thesis of the paper is that the macroeconomic policy environment has favoured financial stability over economic growth and that this has been an important element in the failure of the economy to meet the targets of the gove...
Mixed news on impacts, and recommendations for new programmes
M. Dev / Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn 2000
Examines the impact on employment growth (total, agriculture, industry), unemployment, real wages, wage inequalities between skilled and unskilled workers, women’s employment and child labour. It also analyses whether labour rigi...
How the media is controlled by governments or private families
S. Djankov; C. McLiesh; T. Nenova; A. Shleifer / World Bank 2001
This article explores who controls the world's media. According to this article, almost universally the largest media firms are controlled by the government or by private families. The article finds that: governm...
Microfinance in Post-Conflict Situations:Towards Guiding Principles for Action
G. Nagarajan / Enterprise and Cooperative Development Department, Social Finance Unit, ILO 1999
Offers a framework for implementing microfinance activities in post-conflict situations, given the pre and post-conflict environment. The decisions of stakeholders are guided by their understanding of the situation that shape their ob...
Five assessment tools that practitioners can use to gather information about their programs - and step by step instructions for using them
Assessing the Impact of Microenterprise Services, USAID 2000
The manual was developed by the SEEP Network. It was developed by and for practitioners and, as such, responds to the particular needs and challenges they face in determining how their programs and services are affecting clients. ...
A crude awakening: The role of the oil and banking industries in Angola's civil war and the plunder of state assets
Global Witness 1999
Discusses the corrupt use of growing oil revenues and challenges the oil industry, lending banks and the national governments involved to change their policies and to adopt a policy of 'full transparency'. Also available as Wor...
 Influencing the World Bank - a civil society advocacy tool
Bank Information Center 2007
As one of the largest public development institutions in the world, the World Bank Group (WBG) has an enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in developing and transition countries across the globe. [adapted...
Implications for the design and targetting of more formal safety nets
S. Devereux / Institute of Development Studies UK 1999
Examines role of informal safety nets in providing protection against livelihood shocks. Summarises state of knowledge on informal safety nets by reviewing available literature and also reporting on household survey carried out...
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Living arrangements and conditions of older persons in Namibia
N. Indongo; N. Sakaria / Advances in Aging Research 2017
In Africa, ageing is a phenomenon that is just beginning to reveal its shape; at present, it is a family concern. Although sub-Saharan Africa’s older population is not as large in size as in other regions of the world, it must st...
Repositioning Chinese development finance in Latin America: opportunities for green finance
F. Yuan; K. P. Gallagher / Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University 2016
China is one of the largest creditors of Latin American and the Caribbean and has loaned the region more than $125 billion since 2005. However, the  composition of China’s financing in the region has been concentrate...
The political economy of social protection policy uptake in Nigeria
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
None of the recent efforts to study social protection in Nigeria have provided a detailed description of the political economy factors that enhance and prevent the uptake of social protection policies. This stud...
Conditional cash transfers in Africa: limitations and potentials
O. Akinola 2016
Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are currently amongst the most popular social protection programmes for addressing poverty, vulnerabilities, and risks of poor individuals, households and communities in d...
Work, family and social protection: old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
C. Knox-Vydmanov / HelpAge International 2017
How does growing older affect a person’s income security in Asia? This question is becoming increasingly urgent in the context of rapid population ageing in the region, yet relatively limited comparative analysis has tried to ans...
Egypt’s new IMF deal comes with a huge price tag for human rights
M. el-Badrawi; A. Corkery / Bretton Woods Project 2017
The government of Egypt has sealed a loan deal with the IMF following four years of negotiations. The impacts of the structural adjustment reforms associated with the loan raise strong human rights concerns, particularly for t...
Population aging in India: facts, issues, and options
Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn 2016
India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 an...
Parental background and child human capital development throughout childhood and adolescence: evidence from four low- and middle-income countries
A. Georgiadis / Young Lives 2017
Although there are a vast number of empirical studies documenting a strong positive link between parental socio-economic status (SES) and child outcomes, we do not know whether these associations remain robust when other paren...
Russian BRICS Presidency: models of engagement with international institutions
M. Larionova / International Organisations Research Journal 2016
Six years after the first summit in 2009 in Yekaterinburg, the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa has established its identity as an informal global governance forum. The members have consistently ...
Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia
S. Nixon; H. Asada; V. Koen / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 2017
Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality. Income and wealth inequality have gradually declined since the mid-1970s. With the &...
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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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