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Outline of research programme
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad; O. Therkildsen; L. Rakner; J. Semboja / Danish Institute for International Studies 2000
Taxation, aid and democracy are closely related in poor aid-dependent African countries. The way they tackle the issue of domestic revenue mobilisation significantly influences their potential for economic growth and democratic consol...
Response to the Dollar and Kraay, paper "Growth Is Good for the Poor"
M. Weisbrot; D. Baker; R. Naiman; G. Neta / Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington 2000
The WB paper claims that "growth generally does benefit the poor and that anyone who cares about the poor should favor the growth-enhancing polices of good rule of law, fiscal discipline, and openness to international trade." This CEP...
Aid coordination and aid effectiveness
A. Disch / Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway 1999
Both donors and aid recipients are spending considerable resources on aid coordination activities. The trend seems to be towards an increase in these levels, yet relatively little is known about the outcomes and impact of these effort...
A one point increase in a country's transparency ranking leads to a 40 percent increase in FDI
Z. Drabek; W. payne / Economic Research and Analysis Division, World Trade Organisation (WTO) 1999
Non-transparency is a term given in this paper to a set of government policies that increase the risk and uncertainty faced by economic actors foreign investors. This increase in risk and uncertainty stems from the presence of bribery...
Does more aid leads to poorer governance?
S. Knack / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2000
Good governance (in the form of institutions that establish predictable, impartial, and consistently enforced rules for investors) is crucial for the sustained and rapid growth of per capita incomes in poor countries. Aid dependence c...
Reforming the international financial architecture: the East Asian view
M.B. Lamberte / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
Despite the measures that have already been put in place to strengthen the international financial architecture in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, still much remain to be done. This paper tries to distinguish developing econom...
Policy options for the Philippines
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
In 2000, petroleum products had gone through several rounds of price increases in the Philippines. By July 2000 the average price of diesel fuel has increased by 59 percent from its January 1999 level while the pump price of gasoline ...
African Journals Online (AJOL)
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 1999
The International Network for Scientific Publications (INASP) launched AJOL in 1998 with only 14 journals. By January 2004 it had over 175 African journals covering most subject areas. Journals included in AJOL are scholarly in...
Asian Development Outlook 2000
Asian Development Bank Institute 2000
Looks at the social challenge facing developing Asia as it enters the new millennium: improving the quality of life of the hundreds of millions who still live in abject poverty. It reviews the record of social progress so far, and ana...
The positive impacts of FDI on China’s manufacturing industry
Centre d'études prospectives et d'informations internationales 2000
China’s opening up policy has aimed at promoting exports, while protecting the domestic market. This was achieved through a dualistic trade regime which has granted tariff exemptions on imports of intermediate by export-oriented ...
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Analysis of policy reforms and structural adjustment programs in Malawi with emphasis on agriculture and trade
Davies H. Ng'ong'ola / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
This study’s emphasis on agriculture’s elevated role in Malawi’s medium-term adjustment strategy and its articulation of the sector’s key role as the engine of growth and employment aptly makes an important point. ...
The Political Feasibility of Adjustment
C. Morrisson / OECD Development Centre 1996
The political dimension of adjustment was a problem to which relatively little attention was paid until the beginning of the 1990s. Analysts had, of course, been building and testing politico-economic models for over 20 years, bu...
Privatisation in Developing Countries: Reflections on a Panacea
O. Bouin / OECD Development Centre 1992
Public enterprise privatisation policies have aroused enormous interest during the past decade. The majority of both developed and developing countries, and more recently the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, have launched ambi...
Adjustment and Equity
C. Morrisson / OECD Development Centre 1992
Adjustment does not necessarily increase poverty.Adjusting before a crisis reduces social costs.Refusal to adjust and the suspension of imports leads to self-centred underdevelopment, which is socially much more costly. The choice of ...
Structural adjustment and Moroccan agriculture: an assessment of the reforms in the sugar and cereal sectors
Jonathan Kydd; Sophie Thoyer / OECD Development Centre 1992
This paper reviews the process of agricultural policy reforms in Morocco in the 1980's, with particular emphasis on the cereals and sugar sub-sectors. Agricultural policy is reviewed in historical perspective, to show that the liberal...
Analysis of policy reform and structural adjustment programs in Zimbabwe with emphasis on agriculture and trade
G. Sithole / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
This study reflects on the accomplishments and challenges of Zimbabwe’s recent economic reform initiatives. The report should serve as a guiding tool for government and donors alike in planning future and on-going economic reform...
Policy reforms and structural adjustment in Zambia : the case of agriculture and trade
O.S. Saasa / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
This reportreflects on the accomplishments and challenges of the country’s recent economic reform initiatives. This report should serve as guide for government and donors in planning future and on-going economic reform and struct...
Comparative analysis of economic reform and structural adjustment programs in Eastern Africa with emphasis on trade policies
Nehemiah K. Ngeno / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
In view of the potential implications of structural adjustment and economic reform programs for subregional and regional trade, food security, and overall economic growth and stability, this study is a step in the direction of informi...
Structural adjustment and agricultural policy reform in South Africa / Johan Van Rooyen ... [et al.]
Johan Van Rooyen / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1996
This study offers an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of economic reform initiatives undertaken in pre-democratic South Africa. The report should serve as a guiding tool for government and donors alike in p...
Regulatory Challenges for Source Countries of Surges in Capital Flows
S. Griffith-Jones / Institute of Development Studies UK 1997
One of the more surprising developments in international financial markets over the last decade has been the growing role of foreign portfolio investment as a channel for international capital flows to developing countries. This is no...
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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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